Loot Crate June 2014 – Game Usagi Opens

June 25th, 2014 by

Game Usagi Opens the June 2014 Loot Crate, transforms and rolls out.

If you’d like to get a Loot Crate of your own, you can go here: http://mbsy.co/lootcrate/5202985 and even use the code SAVE3 to knock $3 off of your order.

Cruiser P3210 PS3/PS4/PC Gaming Headset

June 17th, 2014 by

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Manufacturer: GamesterGear
Current Retail Price: $109.99 US

These days you can’t toss an SD card in an electronics store without hitting seven or eight gaming headsets of varying prices and quality. Whether they claim to have virtual surround sound, true surround sound, or enough bass to permanently damage the hearing of three generations of your ancestors, they all have a gimmick or two between their earpads. One particular feature missing from our expansive collection of gaming headsets has been really powerful bass, so we were very interested to test out GamesterGear’s P3210s when they showed up on our doorstep. Spouting “Bass Quake” technology that is meant to let you “physically experience audio while gaming” and “feel vibrations or changes in the environment”, the P3210 headset sounded like it would perfectly fill the heavy bass void that was existing in our gaming lives. Did the P3210s rock our world? Read on to find out.

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Super Smash Bros. E3 Smash-fest Videos

June 11th, 2014 by

We attended the E3 2014 Smash-fest at our local Best Buy and shot a couple of gameplay videos for both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game for you.  You can check out the other three videos after the jump to see how much of a blast we had with the upcoming games.

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Bittersweet Smash Bros. News

June 10th, 2014 by

Three pieces of bittersweet news for Smash Bros. fans this evening.  Firstly, as the video above shows, PAC-MAN IS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED FOR SMASH BROS!!!!!  This excellent news is unfortunately balanced out by the fact that Smash Bros. 3DS has been delayed from its “summer” release time all the way back to October 3rd.  And a bit of nice, but more neutral news: the official boxarts for the Wii U and 3DS versions have been revealed and you can check them out in super high-resolution glory below.

Legend of Zelda Wii U 1080p Screenshots

June 10th, 2014 by

Here are the four 1080p screenshots that Nintendo has released from the teaser trailer they showed during their Digital Event today. Remember to right-click the thumbnails and choose “Open Link in New Tab” to see the shots at their absolute full resolution.

Nintendo E3 2014 Digital Event Summary

June 10th, 2014 by

NEW ZELDA!!!!  After you’ve watched the above trailer a few times, come back and let me tell you a tale of all of the wonderful things Nintendo shared with us today.  After a run-up of quite a few legitimate leaks: Mario Maker, Miyamoto’s little very unfinished projects for Wii U including a Star Fox demo thing, and Zelda/Midna being playable characters in Hyrule Warriors, Nintendo was still able to surprise and delight at almost every turn.  My highlights from their Digital Event today were naturally the NEW ZELDA, their half-decent Skylanders clone called “amiibo”, seeing that Yoshi’s Wooly World is essentially the Yoshi’s New Island we were really hoping for, the surprisingly intriguing competitive 3rd-person shooter Splatoon, and of course the completely unexpected tongue-in-cheek stop-motion animation vignettes supplied by Robot Chicken.

Check after the page jump for Nintendo’s official PR line on everything they’ve shown so far today including pricing and release dates/windows for a lot of games that previously didn’t have them.  The $99.99 US (hopefully also CDN, but not officially yet) bundle of a GCN controller, the Wii U GCN controller adapter, and Smash Bros. Wii U special edition bundle was definitely my favourite of the bunch.

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Sony E3 2014 Conference Summary

June 10th, 2014 by

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Sony, with their usual advantage of going second and knowing precisely what Microsoft had to offer, once again blew Microsoft clean out of the water.  At a break-neck pace for about 85% of the presentation’s rather lengthy 2 hours, Sony kept the big announcements and exciting game demonstrations coming.  Among my favourite news was the Destiny alpha happening this weekend exclusively on the PS4 that can be applied for here by entering your PSN ID, the PS Vita TV launching in North America for $99 this fall, Playstation Now entering public beta on July 31st, an exclusive HD remake of Grim Fandango, the ability to play Far Cry 4 multiplayer on PS3/PS4 even with friends who don’t own the game and the preview shown of the upcoming theatrical Ratchet & Clank movie.  Sony definitely brought the thunder this year and is poised to “win” E3 in the eyes of people who are discounting Nintendo’s E3 presence due to their pre-recorded presentation airing at 9:30am today.  Nintendo could still blow everyone out of the water with their guaranteed Zelda Wii U announcement coupled by some much-anticipated final character information for the swiftly approaching Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U games, but time will tell if that’s enough for them to knock Sony off of their very high perch.  See after the jump for the official Sony PR summary of their many announcements and showcases.

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Perfect Summary of Xbox E3 Conker Tease

June 9th, 2014 by

Nothing else needs to be said, except:  “WHHHHYYYYYY?????!??!?”  JonTron always says it best.