Monthly Archives: July 2014

Second Teaser for Bioware’s Mystery Project

Bioware has released a second live-action teaser for it’s as yet unknown new project. The new video, titled “You’ve Been Chosen: Spark Teaser” hints at supernatural elements for the new title which may be called Shadow Realms, whereas the first video had strong horror vibes. Check out the teaser below.

There may be a clue in the video’s description which reads:

Do you know they are watching?
Your power is rising
Cologne, Germany
You’ve Been Chosen

08.13.14

Cologne is where  the annual games convention Gamescom takes place so perhaps Bioware is planning to reveal more  about the project on that date. Be sure to check back for more updates as we get them.

Collectorvision Announces New Game for SNES and Wii U

Justice Beaver, SNES, Wii U, Collectorvision, Nintendo

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.

[SOURCE: Facebook]

 

North America to Get Weekly Mega Man on Wii U

SSB4_-_Mega_Man_Final_Smash

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.

Hints & Tips – Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (GBA)

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).

 

Warcraft Movie Logo Unveiled

Director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) visited San Diego Comic-Con to talk about his movie adaptation of Warcraft. Comic-Con attendees were shown actual footage of the movie, which isn’t hitting cinema screens until March 11, 2016, but those of us not lucky enough to be there will have to make do with the ten second clip of the movie’s logo (above).

The movie will act as an origin tale telling of the conflict between orcs and humans. The cast includes Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), Ben Foster (X-Men: The Last Stand, Pandorum) and Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol).

Game of Thrones Season 5 New Cast Members Revealed

Game of Thrones Logo

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 NineClash 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 RiderStar Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)

Areo Hotah – DeObia Oparei (DreddDoom)

Yezzan – Enzo Cilenti

High Sparrow – Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Bioware Teases New Franchise

You've Been Chosen, Nightmare, Bioware, Shadow RealmsBioware has today released a cryptic video teasing a new project. The video, titled ‘Nightmare Teaser’, presumably relates to the new IP previously mentioned by Bioware at E3.

The trailer hints that the developer is straying from familiar RPG territory and into the horror genre – we will find out more details at this August’s Gamescom Bioware has promised.

The Youtube video’s file name is ‘Shadow Realms’ which could be the game’s title, however the teaser site simply features the title “You’ve Been Chosen”.

See if you can make any sense of the trailer which you can watch below.

Naughty Dog Could Return to Crash Bandicoot & Jak Franchises

Jak and Daxter, Crash Bandicoot, Naughty Dog

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.

Hints & Tips – Pokémon Trading Card Game (GBC)

Pokémon Trading Card Game, Game Boy Color, GBC, Box ArtMew Promo Card

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.