FFX for PS3 and PSVita Will be a REMAKE

 

I’m usually not the type of guy that gets “floored” by announcements, but needless to type, after stumbling upon this tidbit of news I immediately cast myself onto the floor. According to PSTime, Final Fantasy X will be a full blown remake that uses the Final Fantasy XIII engine. Now it’s time for some block quoted and bullet pointed details.

 

  • Uses the same engine from Final Fantasy XIII and adapted to PSVita.
  • All that is made ​​from scratch with the new engine is the design of the characters, the aeons and stage elements.
  • The sets and scenes in HD remastered CGI will implement a “filter” FFXIII Engine.
  • The magic and some lighting effects are achieved with the new engine “Luminous”.
  • The Blitzball undergoes some small changes.
  • Will include some online options (specific details are unknown).
  • The release date in Japan is fiscal 2012.

(Editors note: I tried to edit and modify those translated details to make the most sense as best as I could with what little energy I had)

I just hope they also edit out this laugh scene.

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Max Payne 3 First Trailer

The very first Max Payne 3 trailer is starting to make a tidal wave on the internet. And for very good reason, it features a drunk Max Payne. Some girl he was trying to protect got kidnapped by an organization. And of course, gunfire, explosions and the magical, mystical, stupendous extrrrrrrrrravaganza that is “Bullet Time”. Also.. forget about drive-bys, it’s all about the train-bys (you’ll see it in the video).

Max Payne 3 is set to release in March 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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Recap of Sony’s TGS Conference

The picture about says it all folks; the Vita was Sony’s primary focus during their TGS showing. While some people may not appreciate that, I don’t really care. The fact is that there were some major announcements. I’m now going to recap those announcements. (Editors Note: I was posting updates throughout the conference faster than every other site, that is FACT and documented via Twitter) (Another Editor’s Note: Some of these will be funny)

  • There was a pasty faced white guy speaking Japanese, I thought that was funny.
  • There were two awkward handshake photo-ops in the conference.
  • Sony bragged about their awesomeness by displaying that they have sold 51.8 million PS3s and 71.4 PSPs.
  • I’m probably late on this announcement, but fuck it; I saw red and blue PS3s! I want both!
  • There was no Kevin Butler or a Japanese substitute for Kevin Butler
  • There was, however, a Japanese Michael Buffer
  • Sony teased us with catchy UI music, an app that turns your face into a jigsaw puzzle, and of course they played the trailer for the Amazing (angsty) Spiderman (movie). Also, there was a Friends list, PS3 trophy tracking and I got so bored I ended up chewing off four of my beard hairs.
  • The Street Fighter X Tekken logo (not kidding)
  • Big news time!! ULTIMATE MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 WILL BE A LAUNCH TITLE FOR THE VITA! Also, it will run in HD and at 60FPS.
  • Some Japanese cats (Toro & Kuro from some Japanese game) will be in Street Fighter X Tekken (possibly as Japan region exclusive)
  • Square-Enix announced two new IPs for the Vita, “Lord of Apocalypse” and “Army Corps of Hell”. (Army Corps of Hell is a launch title. I’m not sure if Lord of Apocalypse is too. But I’ll go ahead and do my genius speculating and say type that it will be a launch title.)
  • Some PS3 news!! FFXIII-2 will be available (in Japan) on December 17th.
  • MOAR PS3 news! FFX WILL BE A HD REMAKE AND AVAILABLE FOR PS3 & VITA! (You are dead inside if that didn’t make you go “eeeeeek ^_^”)
  • I laughed at a “PS2” typo and then was instantly floored when I heard that the Metal Gear HD Collection will be available for the PS3 & Vita! Oh and there was something about “transfar” for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker on PSP and PS3.
  • Did I forget to mention the ZOE HD Edition for PS3?? I FUCKING SAID, ZOE HD EDITION FOR PS3!!!!
  • Masami Yamamoto talked about Everybody’s Golf 6 and its “Daily National Competition”. Oh, and there was something about “Friend network” I’m going to speculate and say that could possibly mean that we’ll be able to sync our Vita games to sites like Twitter and Facebook. (Well, in game accomplishments anyway)
  • The Vita will have over 25 titles available for launch and there are over 100 titles in development for it as we speak/type.
  • I have no idea what in the hell “NicoNicoDouga” is, but I noticed dancing anime girls and scrolling text, yup.. it was made in Japan alright.
  • Lastly, the Vita will have accessories available (I presume on launch) . I’m going to speculate on some of the things I saw. (Note: I could be wrong on these so excuse me for not knowing the Japanese language). Charger cable (duh), carrying case (possibly), USB Cable, HDMi out (that one I’m completely guessing on). And that’s it.

Oh, wait.. that’s actually NOT it.. I feel like I’m leaving one major announcement out.. hmm.. oh yeah. The Vita will be available on DECEMBER 17th of this year! (in Japan)

Well, there you have it, the best damn TGS recap ANYWHERE! It’s okay.. you’re welcome.

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Ratchet & Clank All 4 One Single Player Trailer

Check out the new single player trailer for Ratchet and Clank All 4 One. You’ll catch glimpse of familiar Ratchet and Clank characters being summoned as sidekicks throughout the trailer. In the upcoming Ratchet and Clank adventure you will have to fight through a planet filled with the most dangerous creatures in the universe….. you being one of them. Fight and smash your way to the evil that has captured and brought you to this vicous world of death and finding out the purpose of it all.

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Alien and Zombie killing just got ten dollars cheaper!

Before you start speculating on how every weapon and garden tool just got ten dollars cheaper, let me tell you to remain calm.. now remain calm. Are you calm?? Good. Okay now it’s time to get you all giddy and stuff, long story short; Resistance 3 and Dead Island are 10 dollars cheaper at Newegg!!!! However there is a catch, you have to input a specific code. Oh, if only there were a omnipotent game blogger that could supply you readers/worshipers with this magical code. Wait, there is :D. Here you go everybody! One last note, both games are eligible for FREE SHIPPING!

Well there ya go, links to get the games and the codes for your C&P pleasure. Now if you excuse me, I have to go back to making my own game. 🙂

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The Best Deal Ever!!

Yes, Yes, YEEEESSS!!!

To my fellow worshipers; I, your humble God-like entity of awesome. Am here to bring you a deal that ABSOLUTELY NONE OF YOU should pass up. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time PLUS a blue Dualshock3 Wireless Controller for the mere price of  40 dollars.. I’ll type that last bit again just in case you had to put your brains back in your skull… 40 DOLLARS!!! 

You can (AND WILL) purchase this amazing deal over at Amazon

It’s okay everyone, I bring you this news, because I care about your wallets.

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“Motion Control is in an 8-bit era” Also, A Nice Surprise

Gesture devices will eventually grow from their “many limitations” says Shuhei Yoshida

I’ve often been quoted saying things like “motion controls have the potential to be the perfect controller” and “I thought you said it was fifty dollars”.  Fortunately for me; Shuhei Yoshida kind of believes with me on my first quote.

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has likened the current standard of motion controllers to a generation of games consoles that were built in the eighties. Don’t give me that judgmental look like you just caught me masturbating to a video of your sister eating a roast beef sandwich. Here’s a quote from Shuhei himself to make you affix your face from the judgmental look you keep staring at me with.

“As far as I’m concerned, the motion control of today is like the 8-bit phase of video games,”

 

Speaking last week during a Gamescom panel discussion on the future of video games, Yoshida stated that modern motion control is currently held beck by “many limitations”. Mick Hocking, a senior director at Sony Worldwide Studios, echoed Yoshida’s statement.

“I think we’ve just only started exploring the possibilities of motion control,”.

“Move has given us the first accurate device use for motion control,”.

“I’m also interested in the possibilities of virtual reality and tracking every part of my body. There are loads of things we can do with motion control. Maybe we’ll create objects holographicly and interact with them via motion controllers,”.

All three major console manufacturers feature motion control nowadays. Nintendo even placed motion controls at the center of its “Wii” console. Whereas Microsoft and Sony just offer it as a side option. While there’s no doubt that these gesture devices were the biggest reasons for all of the fitness and dancing games releases and their massive success. That technology is slowly starting to creep its way into other genres.

Gareth Edmondson, studio manger at Ubisoft Reflections, believes the primitive nature of the technology is the reason for this. QUOTE TIME!!

“Well Ubisoft Reflections is a core gamer racing game studio, so applying motion control to that is actually quite hard,”.

“We’ve seen, like with the new Tom Clancy game, a really interesting motion-controlled gun customization shop,”.

“There’s a place for it, but it’s hard to make it for driving games. Maybe there is a way, but we haven’t found one yet.”

What do all of you think about the current state and future potential of and for motion controls? Feel free to tell us in our comments section. Actually, you know what.. I fell bad about just posting a trailer for another fitness game.. so to make it up to you all.. HERE’S THE ENTIRE SONY GAMESCOM PRESS CONFERENCE!!

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