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Feb
04
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There was some crazy rumors that 'Team Rebug' had left the PS3 'scene' after people saw the news of their new project for the Xbox 360, but that was far from the truth, as 'Team Rebug' has shocked the PS3 homebrew world again by releasing a new super-duper tool called LV2 LOADER, which basically allows you to load a 'modified' Kernal directly into your Jailbreakable Sony PlayStation 3 Console, without the risk of bricking your system, or the need of hardware based flashing tools!


Feb
04
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First look at Vita 'Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3' gameplay

Capcom has released a trailer on how gameplay looks on the PlayStation Vita, for their up-coming Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 game to be released on launch day for the PS Vita on February 22nd

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 arrives on PlayStation Vita soon, and with it all the modes and characters from the PS3 Console version, but it does have some new unique functionality!
  1. Vita Touch Controls
  2. Spectator mode
  3. Heroes & Heralds mode
The 'Spectator' mode works by allowing you to challenge nearby other Vita players, or just watch ongoing fight between friends.

The Near feature is also used by MvC3 to allow you to GIFT nearby friends, 'gold Herald colors', and other items.

The Vita of course comes with 'touch' panels and in MvC3 you can use it like listed below to do the following...
Feb
03
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Homebrew developer CrashSerious has been on a mission recently to free all Sony PlayStation 3 owners from needing any 'hardware' to take care of issues or other much needed tasks on their Jailbreakable PS3 console, and in that regard he has been able to produce a nice XMB package file that allows PS3 systems to enter into Factory / Service Mode without the usage of outside dongles that triggered the JIG code on boot-up.


CrashSerious has coded the super-duper tool using the open-source SDK for 'homebrew' authors called 'PSL1ght' so it makes it 100% legal to host and use on your PS3 system as no Sony code is involved in the progress.

Feb
03
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But it all depends on where you decide to 'pre-order' from



The current trend for retailers is to grab exclusive rights on some 'extra' content buried on a new hot game, and this the gameplay with 'Lollipop Chainsaw'

Everyone wants to play 'dress-up' with the Juliet character in the up-coming 'Lollipop Chainsaw', but you have to wear your thinking cap and decide which big retailer chain going to get your business.
  • Best Buy --> 'Goth Girl' and 'Foxy Funk'
  • Gamestop --> Ash (from Evil Dead)
  • Amazon --> Rockabilly
To help make up your mind SiliconEra has put together a short video showcasing all the different 'Juliet' outfits, but don't have your heart set on a more 'exotic' look as Warner Bros. has stated that is NOT in the cards.


NEWS SOURCE:...
Feb
03
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Square Enix released some 'gameplay' footage showcasing their latest round of DLC for 'Final Fantasy XIII-2'



So far only screenshots been released for the up-coming DLC pack, now some 'teaser' gameplay video has been released to get you more into the mood of purchasing the DLC

If you got DLC, you got to sell it, so to do that 'Square Enix' has been promoting it like crazy on all the media sites, and now they have released a clip of what the DLC pack coming out worldwide on Feb. 7th is all about by showing part of the big battle with 'Lightning' using the character 'Serah', but it not going to be easy to win this battle as 'Colonel Amodar' will jump in effort to save 'Lightning' from becoming part of your party!


NEWS SOURCE:...
Feb
03
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Finally 'Disgaea 3' will be launching on the 'PlayStation Vita' in April in the North America regions



The Vita version will include all the DLC released so far for the PS3 version, and include a new feature called 'Honor Quotient' using GPS

At least for 'PS Vita' owners, they will not have to purchase all the DLC that PS3 owners had to to play 'Disgaea 3', and when this game comes out later this year for PlayStation Vita, it will be one of the first to use the GPS inside in a new feature called 'Honor Quotient' that will track how far you traveled while playing, and the higher your 'honor quotient' the more experience points, mana, reduced item prices you will have.

If you don't move around a lot with your Vita, you can still increase your 'Honor Quotient' the old-fashion way by playing alot and winning battles....
Feb
03
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Massive Layoffs, Leadership Pay Cuts Hit THQ

Facing a Wall Street delisting and flagging sales, publisher THQ today outlined plans for a massive restructuring that eliminates up to 240 jobs and cuts the pay of execs by as much as fifty percent.

Feb
03
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English trailer has finally been released for up-coming 'The Last Story' for the Nintendo Wii



After a waiting over a year, those in regions other then Japan, will finally be able to enjoy 'The Last Story' for the Nintendo Wii on February 24th

The first English Trailer for Nintendo's 'The Last Story' has been released by developer Mistwalker.

Japanese customers have been enjoying this action-packed RPG for over a year now, but finally on February 24th, 2012 those in Europe and Austraila regions will be able to play 'The Last Story' which is one of the LAST big titles to be released for the old Nintendo Wii platform, before the big push later on in the year for only Wii U titles to be developed instead.


Our thanks to 'Stevetry' for another news tip!
Feb
03
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DOA5 is scheduled to come out for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but Team Ninja is hinting maybe for other platforms also



'Ninja Gaiden 3' is still in development for Wii U, but it seems just maybe Team Ninja might do another Wii U title if the timng and schedule is right

The head of development for 'Team Ninja', Mr. Yosuke Hayashi recently made this small statement:

This has caused a storm on the 'net with fans of the 'Dead or Alive' series, hoping their just might be some love from Team Ninja in bringing the series over to the new Nintendo Wii U platform. which currently is the only 'next-gen' system in the works!

NEWS SOURCE:...
Feb
03
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Brings Batman And Joker Fans Together Next Week



Warner Bros. has announced that on February 7th, you be able to download the 'Gotham City Impostors' for PSN in North America, and day later for Europe and Xbox Live users

No more information is available yet, like prices to grab this digital download game from Monolith Productions and Warner bros.

NEWS SOURCE: Gotham City Impostors...
Feb
03
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Capcom Brings Monster Hunter Social Game to Mobage



DeNA's Mobage mobile social gaming platform, will be getting some 'Monster Hunter' love from Capcom and loyal fans, once the game launches on February 21, but pre-registration is now open as of Feb. 1

The new social mobile game from Capcom is titled 'Minna to Monhan Card Master' (Monster Hunter With Everyone: Card Master), and like all other 'Mobage' games on the DeNA's mobile social platform it will use the 'item transaction' system.

NEWS SOURCE: Monster Hunter coming...
Feb
03
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Nintendo 3DS Sits At Top Of Japanese Charts, Twelve Nintendo Games In The Top Twenty



With 'Resident Evil: Revelations' now out for the Nintendo 3DS, it has helped of course to keep Nintendo to be the 'Kill of the Hill', but PS Vita finally magically moved up a bit on the charts!

Another week has gone by, so time for the latest in 'Media Create' sales figures from Japan, and now with 'Armored Core V' out for the PlayStation 3, Sony at least had some love in the software and hardware charts, but with Nintendo having a bang up line-up of a number of 'hot exclusive' 3DS games and now adding the latest 'Resident Evil: Revelations' title from Capcom to the store shelfs, they managed to secure most of 'Top 20' spots, and stay '#1' in hardware sales!

Feb
03
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A rating posting from ESRB looks like Tekken android 'Alisa Bosonovitch' might be infact in the new Street Fighter X Tekken game



Did The ESRB Just Confirm Alisa Bosconovitch For Street Fighter X Tekken?

It is all based on the fact the ESRB has recently rated the game 'Street Fighter X Tekken' that is coming out soon on March 6 for both PlaySation 3 and Xbox 360, and it mentions in the posting 'a fighter that uses Chainsaws'.

So the only possible match in all the characters from the long history of Street Fighter and Tekken games, would be 'Alisa Bosconovitch', a Tekken Android that had 'Chainsaws' for her arms.

Here is the full write-up from ESRB:

Feb
03
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Yes, because of their Always-Online DRM!



Some Ubisoft PC games with the 'Always-Online' DRM will not work for a day next week because their servers will be on maintenance.

Well, here goes another 'fun' story regarding the Ubisoft DRM on their PC games. Thanks to the "always-on" DRM system, several PC titles will be unplayable next week.

The affected games are: HAWX 2, Might & Magic: Heroes 6 and The Settlers 7 for the PC. The Settlers, Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell: Conviction will be unavailable for MAC.

Well, apparently its only one day, but being unable to play the...
Feb
03
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A new High-Definition revamp from Ubisoft.



Rayman 3 HD will be launched next month on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as a downloadable game. And a new trailer was shown!

Ubisoft's Rayman 3 will soon get a HD re-release just as many other games recently.

Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc HD will feature updated audio and revamped visuals running at 60 FPS.

The original game came out in 2003 on the Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation 2 and PC. It is a 3D platformer with a more combat-centric approach than the rest of the series.

The game will be downloadable, but Ubisoft did not mention a price for the game. Rayman 3 will launch...
Feb
03
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The soon-to-be President and CEO of Sony details his plans to save the Japanese company.



Kazuo Hirai will be soon the next CEO of Sony. After they showed their third-quarter financial report, he detailed his four-point plan to save the troubled company.


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As many of you know, Sony designed Kazuo Hirai as the new CEO and President of the company, from April 01 this year.

He takes those positions in a really difficult time for the company. As reported earlier, Sony posted a 158 billion yen quarterly loss in their third-quarter financial report. However, he already has a four-point plan to save the company.

1. Re-enforcing Sony's core businesses: Building up the company core competences.

Feb
03
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Motorola makes Apple pull iPads and iPhones in Germany



Apple has pulled several iPad and iPhone models from its German online store after Motorola Mobility enforced a patent injunction against its rival.

Having lost not one but multiple lawsuits against Motorola, Apple now finds that not only are its 3G enabled iPads and iPhone 3 to 4gs banned from sale, but also its push email service and iCloud service.

Apple has now agreed to pay the licence fee that everyone else pays going forward, but no agreement can be reached for the unlicensed theft of Motorola's patents, making this more interesting is the fact that Android maker Google is currently in talks to buy Motorola.

Feb
02
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Now you can continue to use your old faithful R4 to play some of latest Nintendo DS games from 'Micro-SD'



The original R4 was 'King of the Hill' for many years, but original developers are long gone, but 'Wood Firmwares' are the answer to keep your 'flashcart' updated and add some more 'life' to its usage

The Wood Firmware is a special firmware made by 'yellow wood gobling', for the original R4, R4IDSN, and R4iGOLD.

Has just been updated to v1.44. Please see the change log below for more information:

Core:
  • extlink support
  • 3in1+ support
  • opera works
  • GBA launch from psram/nor works
  • even rumble in some games works
Big thanx to 'mbmax' for testing.

Compatibility:
  • 'professor layton and the spectre's call (europe)' fixed
  • 'jeongukmin...
Feb
02
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Tons of info about the game and its weapons revealed



Rockstar has opened today the Max Payne's 3 website here you can find screenshots, weapon data sheets, enemy intel info and much more.

Max Payne's fans out there, Rockstar brings us an excellent new today related to the game's official website that is now opened for you.
There, a lot of info could be retrieved about the plot, enemy groups, weapons and more.
Screenshots and videos are available too for calming your hype a bit.

Extracted for the official PR:

Feb
02
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PlayStation Vita got a taste of 'Extreme Escape' first, now the publisher has decided to give 3DS owners a shot of Adventure at least in the Japanese region



If you like the demo, the full game comes out on February 16 in Japan, no information if 'Good People Die' will be released for other regions in the future

The demo of 'Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die' is now available on the Japanese Nintendo’s eShop.

Download it on your 3DS but be WARNED (unlike the PlayStation Vita demo), you can ONLY try the demo on your Nintendo unit SIX times before it locks you out of playing it anymore, then you will be forced to wait until February 16th to purchase the full game when it comes out at local retailer near you, well at least in Japan, as no love for the Western fans of the series.

NEWS SOURCE:...
Feb
02
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Confirmed for Xbox Live Arcade on February 3rd, and later on PlayStation 3 by February 7th.



Buried for years in the Konami graveyards of old classic games, it has now been risen from the dead and re-born on XBLA and PSN

First was the leak of the 'Simpsons' game returning with a rating from the 'Australia's Classifications Board', then later on Sony Computer Entertainment of America confirmed it on their blog.

Simpsons was quarter eater in the '90s and someone gotten the idea to make it seem like you are still playing it in the Arcades by giving it 'simulated arcade view' with light blue cabinet artwork.

And SiliconEra reports that buried in the game is a 'rare Japanese ROM' which you can unlock if you skilled enough and play it instead!

But it no simple 'console port' they have added 'four player online play' and few new 'game modes' all done...
Feb
02
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The World-famous free-to-play MMO receives more features

Wargaming.net publisher and developer of the game will introduce a wide range of new gameplay and two new maps

Fans of the free online games, Wargaming.net has just announced that its famous World of Tanks game is getting update 7.2 that introduces two new maps: Live Oaks on North American land and Campania based on Italian landscapes.

But there is even more, fine tweaks of the mechanics and the substitution of various tanks like the T34 (tier IX) and T30 (tier X) that will be replaced with the M103 and T110 respectively.

The update will also introduce the new branch of US Forces, cool tank destroyers with rotating turrets.

Further details can be seen in the PR and in the Youtube video below:

Feb
02
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Game demos and Pokemon episodes right on your 3DS



Starting Frebruary 6th, 3DS owners will be able to access Nintendo Zone all on the go where they can get a lot game demos and full Pokemon series episodes.

Nintendo wants you to use the online features of your new 3DS more than ever and now is announcing what the call "Nintendo Zones", physical places where you can access Internet with your handheld and access a variety of contents such exclusive game demos, full Pokemon TV serie episodes and much more.

The big N told us that there will be about 29.000 Nintendo Zones at restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, airports and malls in the United States and Canada. And you all can search for a 'Nintendo Zone' near you by visiting: http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/nintendozone

Here is the full PR: