Monthly archives: June, 2016

PlayStation Plus July 2016

This months PS Plus games are quite good, i see people crying about them being shit, however they are the best that we have had in a long time:

 

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  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, PS3
  • Fat Princess, PS3
  • Furi, PS4
  • Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, PS Vita
  • Prince of Persia: Revelation, PS Vita
  • Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, PS4

 

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Games With Gold July 2016

Microsoft keep dishing out decent games in their monthly Games With Gold, this month isn’t the best they have had, they do have a couple of decent games though:

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My Personal Review Of Mighty No. 9 By @BobbyBlunt83

I am still working on my video review, but for now I can at least give a written review.

 

The past game reviews have been positive. I normally do not like bashing a game, but this one really deserves to be bashed.

 

Let’s start with a brief history. This was a kickstarter success story. The devs came along and tugged at the heart strings of all the fans of the Blue Bomber. Comcept asked for $900,000 and got close to 4 million. People wanted to see a MegaMan like game. During development the devs asked for another $100,000 for English voice acting, but showed off a cartoon…. a cartoon no one asked for or backed. This enraged people (including myself.) The game was delayed countless times. The demo was even delayed. Sad part is most of the delays always came after the game was supposed to be released.

 

So let’s talk about the game.

I wanted to ignore the bigger sites reviews. Many were calling it mediocre, and I was thinking to myself “Well it is a 2d platformer, people are just being hard on it”…. then I played it. I was a backer so I was allowed beta access almost 2 years ago. Do you want to know what has changed since the beta? Nothing. Backer concerns were ignored, and no improvements were made. I tried to remain positive. The game is not great at all. In MegaMan I always felt as though if I died it was my fault. This game will kill you over terrible design choices. Some levels you cannot progress unless you already obtained that level’s boss’s weakness. In old MegaMan games, you could do a buster only run until Wily’s castle. Not in this. Mighty No.4’s stage cannot be completed unless you beat his weakness first. Some stages give you a checkpoint early on, almost too early on. Again Mighty No. 4’s stage gives you the mid level checkpoint within the first 2 minutes. Stages like Mighty No. 8’s stage are insanely long, and give you no checkpoint at all. Some bosses’ weaknesses are almost worthless. Sure the weakness works to some degree, but you are almost better off doing buster only in some cases. The voice acting is terrible. Some phrases are repeated to the point they become annoying and almost make you want to mute the game

 

I could go on and on, but the game is not good. All this game did for me is make me go back and play old MegaMan games. It is causing Wii U consoles to freeze, the PC port has performance issues, which is unacceptable considering PC was the main platform. Personally I have not experienced many issues on my mid range system, but I did notice an almost freeze in some areas. That could be due to my old hard drives, but I noticed that some systems the game runs poorly, and it shouldn’t. 360 owners were not notified of another delay until the DAY OF RELEASE, and some people still have not received their game. I am one of those people. They have sent me two different codes that do not work. I am starting to wonder if they sent me PS4 codes instead of Steam codes. They used Humble Bundle to send out steam codes….. why not just use steam?

 

I wonder now why it was delayed so many times as there were no obvious improvements made since the first beta. After all the delays, the game still feels like a poorly made, rushed, mobile game. The 360, Mac, and Linux versions were delayed again the day of release.

 

“It is better than nothing”

 

The quote above is apparently what Kenji Inafune said about the game. Some could argue that he was mistranslated, but the translation could not be that far off. Comcept wonders why Red Ash (The Spiritual Successor to MegaMan Legends) failed to meet its goal. I understand completely. You do not try and get another game crowdfunded when the first game was still unreleased. Personally, I am glad to see that it failed. This company does not deserve a penny from anyone.

 

Long story short…. If you backed this game I am sorry. For me it makes me not want to back kickstarter projects ever again, but I remember things like Shovel Knight and BloodStained were crowdfunded. Shovel Knight is amazing and is still getting new, free content, and the bloodstained demo is fun. I cannot wait for that game to release.

 

Do not purchase this trash for full price. Wait for it to go on sale for $5 or less… that is honestly what it is worth to me. This was not the game to fill that void that was once filled with my love for MegaMan. All this game does is make me want to go back and play MegaMan. 

 

I have a video review coming soon. I do try to stream it, but I find myself bored and frustrated at the same time. A difficult game is fine, but a game made difficult because of poor design choices is not fun at all. I am truly sad that this game turned out as bad as it has. It was poorly made, review sites were given priority over people that funded the production, some people do not have their game even a week later, Linux, Mac, and 360 owners are still getting screwed, but hey…. It is better than nothing

 

I honestly feel like my childhood has been shit upon, and it is a damn shame I had to pirate a game, I paid for almost 3 years ago, because of an incompetent company that is unable to even give people the game they already paid for, in full, in fucking advance. You can really tell this guy used to work for Crapcom. At the time of writing this I have still not received my code. At least the backers were given some acknowledgement…. in the 4 and a half hour long credits. There isn’t even 4 and a half hours of gameplay. I am not sure I want my name anywhere in this piece of shit 


[Released] Dolphin 5.0

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Dolphin, the hugely popular Emulator dedicated to the Wii U and GameCube has been updated to version 5.0, here is a small quote from the source:

 

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The long awaited Dolphin 5.0 release is finally here! After nearly a year of bug-hunting and handling the release process, everything has come together for our biggest release yet! The three previous releases followed a very distinct pattern: sacrifice performance, hacks, and features in exchange for higher accuracy. As such, Dolphin 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 progressively grew slower. But thanks to the cleanups put forward throughout those releases, Dolphin 5.0 is the fastest Dolphin has ever been!

 

By removing all of those hacks and outdated features while cleaning up the codebase, Dolphin has reached a new level of efficiency, powered by a revitalized dynamic recompiler. On the GPU side, OpenGL and D3D11 have seen tons of optimizations and accuracy improvements, and have been joined by a brand new D3D12 backend for huge performance gains. If there’s a CPU or GPU extension that can make Dolphin faster, we take advantage of it.

 

At a basic level, Dolphin 5.0 is more accurate and more efficient than previous builds in every way. Individual games will vary, especially due to various hacks being removed along the way.

 

 

You can read the full article and the list of changes at the source, clicking download here takes you to the download section of the official Dolphin website.


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    06/27/2016
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    Developer: Various Developers
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    Source: https://dolphin-emu.org/blog/2016/06/24/dolphin-50-release/

 


Sony Reaches Settlement In OtherOS Case

Remember back in 2006(2007 UK), when you bought your brand new PS3, not only could you play games and watch Blu Ray’s, you could also install Linux, then when Sony released a newer model PS3, they said it wouldn’t include the OtherOS ability, but stated that owners of consoles that had the feature wouldn’t be affected and that they wouldn’t be removing Linux from those models, but they went ahead in 2010 and released an update which nuked the OtherOS option on ALL PS3‘s.

 

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Well they were sued and rightfully so, several of the cases got combined into one and the case continued, until recently, when Sony decided that they will give those who had OtherOS installed $55 or $9 if you bought your PS3 because of the advertised OtherOS features, there is a small clause though, you have to prove you own a PS3 and prove that you actually had OtherOS installed, here are the important bits from the court document:

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III. THE SETTLEMENT TERMS
A. Monetary Payments
Under the terms of the Settlement, the Class
is defined as: all persons in the United States who purchased a Fat PS3 model
in the United States between November 1, 2006, and April 1, 2010, from an
unauthorized retailer for family, personal, and/or household use. Agreement.


SCEA will pay $55 to each Class member who utilized the Other OS functionality (“Consumer
Class A”) and submits a valid claim. Id.

Consumer Class A claimants must attest under oath to their purchase of the product and installation of Linux, provide proof of their purchase or serialnumber and PlayStation Network Sign-in ID, and submit some proof of their use of the Other OS
functionality. The Settlement Agreement sets forth a list of acceptable proof of use. Id. 


SCEA will pay $9.00 to each Class member who, at the time of purchase, knew about the Other
OS, relied upon the Other OS functionality, and intended to use the Other OS functionality (“Consumer
Class B”) and submits a valid claim. Agreement.

 

Alternatively, a member of
Consumer Class B may attest that he or she lost value and/or desired functionality or was otherwise
injured as a consequence of Firmware Update 3.21 issued on April 1, 2010. Id. 
To present a valid claim, Consumer Class B claimants must also attest to their purchases and provide
proof of purchase or a PS3 serial number and PlayStation Network Sign-in ID. Id.

 

 

 

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PS4 FW 3.55 Just HAD to share..

 

  • Type: Regular 
  • Version: 3.55
  • Released: Jun 21, 2016 @ 4:52am EDT
  • Size: 286.7 MB 
  • MD5: 48e1adf0e9a598930a984babb1f9547c

 

  • Type: Recovery 
  • Version: 3.55
  • Released: Jun 21, 2016 @ 4:52am EDT
  • Size: 838.4 MB
  • MD5: aa2fa6b948373c6b670613d1bf794806 

 

Main features in version 3.55 update

  • This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.

 

(that’s all folks..)

 

  • Grab you’re download while it’s hot ! xD

 

http://ps4firmware.com/

 

 

 


Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden Trailer 2

Koei Tecmo have released a second trailer for their upcoming game Dynasty Warriors: Eiketsuden, it still does not have a western name, perhaps they will just call it Dynasty Tactics 3 ?

 


GameBoyPi (v2) – Modified Gameboy

I am sure most of you that visit this forum know who @Freakler is, if you do know who he is, you will know of his awesome PlayStation guides on Hackinformer, you might also know that he likes tinkering with and modding stuff, like version 2 of his Gameboy mod, where he add’s a Raspberry Pi Zero, removing the Gameboy mainboard, but keeping everything else and getting it to work properly with the Raspberry Pi, here is a video showing it running:

 

 

You can follow him on Twitter here:

https://twitter.com/freakler94

 

 


PlayStation E3 2016 Highlights

Well there is no doubt that Sony kicked ass at last nights E3, yes Microsoft showed hardware upgrades, but they did not show many games and after all as gamers, that is what we care about and this is where Sony shone, from the live orchestra to the none stop reel of games, this years PlayStation conference is probably the best i have seen in a long time, if you didn’t see it the live show, you can grab a look at the videos below, with info below the title of the game and the source in the title itself:

 

 

Days Gone 

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Set in the beautiful, volcanic scarred high-desert of the Pacific Northwest, Days Gone is an open-world action-adventure game where you play as Deacon St. John, a Drifter and bounty hunter who would rather risk the dangers of the broken road than live in one of the “safe” wilderness encampments.

 

The game takes place two years after a global pandemic has killed almost everyone, but transformed millions of others into what survivors call Freakers – mindless, feral creatures, more animal than human but very much alive and quickly evolving. In the demo you saw two types of Freaks – Newts, which were adolescents when infected, are opportunistic hunters, preferring to hit and run from the shadows; and a Horde. Made up of hundreds of individual Freakers, Hordes eat, move and attack together, almost as one. Some Hordes roam the highways at night, while others, like the one in the demo, have found a food source that keeps it in a single location. Skills learned in his prior life as an outlaw biker have given Deacon a slight edge in the seemingly never-ending fight to stay alive. But will it be enough?

 

 

 

The Last Guardian

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The Last Guardian, known in Japan as Hitokui no Ōwashi Trico (人喰いの大鷲トリコ Hitokui no Ōwashi Toriko?, literally “Trico, the man-eating eagle”) and previously referred to by the working title Project Trico, is an upcoming video game developed by genDESIGN and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. The game is being designed and directed by Fumito Ueda, and is expected to share stylistic, thematic, and gameplay elements with his previous games, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.


The game involves a young boy who befriends a giant hybrid creature, Trico, and the two work together to evade guards that are after them both. The game requires the player, controlling the boy, to manipulate Trico like a real animal, such as luring it with food, as to use the creature as a means to climb and reach high platforms or other remote places. This sets the core of the game on puzzle-based action, as in between the various puzzles the player will encounter, enemies will be encountered, potentially impeding progress. It is the player’s role to survive in such an occurrence, much like in Ico.

 

 

 

God Of War

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I knew I didn’t want to simply reboot the franchise, starting over with a retelling of the origin story. I wanted to reimagine the gameplay, give players a fresh perspective and a new tactile experience while delving deeper into the emotional journey of Kratos to explore the compelling drama that unfolds when an immortal demigod makes a decision to change.

 

For Kratos, this change means breaking the cycle of violence, distrust and deception that his family, the Greek pantheon, perpetuated for so long. That cycle drove a whole host of bad decisions – the ill-fated deal with Ares, the murder of his family and a rage fueled descent into madness and vengeance that ultimately ended with the epic destruction of Olympus.

 

 

 

Detroit: Become Human

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Inspired by our short called “Kara” back in 2012, Detroit is a neo-noir thriller set in the near-future city of Detroit. Androids, who look exactly like human beings, have replaced humans in most tasks: they are workers, babysitters, gardeners, nurses, teachers, clerks.

 

The story of Detroit starts with an unexplained incident that begins to affect the Androids. Some disappear without any explanation, others have unexpected behaviors and strangely show signs of emotions. The rumours of “deviant” androids start spreading, but no one seems to know what’s really happening…

 

 

 

Farpoint

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Developed exclusively for play in PlayStation VR, Farpoint is an unnerving space adventure set on a hostile alien world. After crash landing you have to fight to survive as you explore and uncover the planet’s secrets. Your only hope of escape is to keep moving and discover the fate of your team.

 

 

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard 

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While Resident Evil 7 draws from the series’ roots of atmospheric survival horror, it also delivers a whole new level of terror. In the classic Resident Evil games of yesteryear, players braced for fear in the first-person via the creepy door-opening scenes, and Resident Evil 7 ramps up that tension with an immersive first-person view and a photorealistic graphical style.

 

Of course, a horror story is only as frightening as its setting, and Resident Evil 7 pays tribute to the franchise’s origins on this front as well. Resident Evil 7 is set after the events of Resident Evil 6, taking place in modern day and revolving around a foreboding, derelict plantation mansion in rural America. Players must explore and survive the horrors within the mysterious, sprawling estate.

 

 

 

Batman Arkham VR

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One of the things that Arkham fans have been asking for is the opportunity to explore some of the most iconic locations in Batman’s universe such as Wayne Manor and the Batcave. For the first time in a Rocksteady Arkham story, Batman: Arkham VR offers players the chance to do exactly that – to feel that unique sense of presence in these legendary locations through virtual reality. If you’ve ever wondered how it would feel to be Bruce Wayne one moment surrounded by the finery of Wayne Manor and then descend into the Batcave to put on the iconic Batsuit, you’ll know why we’re so excited about putting the game in players’ hands.

 

 

Here They Lie

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Here They Lie is a dark psychological horror experience that transports you to a terrifying, surreal world inhabited by strange and malevolent creatures. Unimaginable horrors lurk around every corner, just out of sight, haunting and infecting your mind.

 

 

Horizon Zero Dawn

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 In this demo, we follow Aloy as she journeys beyond the walls of her village to defeat a ‘demon’ which is terrorising locals and breeding fear throughout the valley. Aloy will have to use every ounce of her knowledge, intelligence and agility to survive this encounter.

 

 

Spider-Man

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From our first meeting, Marvel, Spider-Man and Insomniac have felt like a match made in heaven. So much so that for the first time in Insomniac’s 22-year history, we’re working on an IP that didn’t originate in-house. We love building big games, with incredible gameplay, deep stories, and beautiful graphics. Spider-Man is one of the most iconic and well-known characters in the world, and we’re thrilled to be given the responsibility to create a brand-new, authentic Spider-Man story.

 

Nope, this isn’t the same Spider-Man you’ve met before, nor is our game based on the upcoming movie. This is a more seasoned Peter Parker who’s more masterful at fighting big crime in New York City. At the same time, he’s struggling to balance his absurdly chaotic personal life and career. All while nine million New Yorkers depend on him for their safety… no pressure indeed.

 

 

 

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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The Niima Outpost Demo lets players relive the escape from Jakku as Rey, Finn and BB-8, showcasing all of their abilities, special combat moves, and cool weapons. It’s great watching BB-8 (literally) bowl his way through a group of First Order Stormtroopers that stand in your way.

 

 

Bound

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Bound transports you into a beautiful, fantastical world that exists in the mind of a woman revisiting the memories of her childhood. You’ll use dance moves to traverse vast environments filled with platforming challenges. As the game progresses, the introspective story unfolds through powerful metaphor and imagery, adding emotional depth to the protagonist’s journey.

 

 

Final Fantasy XV

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XV takes place on Eos, a world similar to modern-day Earth. All the world’s countries—bar the kingdom of Lucis—are under the dominion of the empire of Niflheim. Noctis Lucis Caelum, heir to the Lucian throne, is driven from his home when Niflheim invades Lucis on the eve of peace negotiations between the two nations. Now on the run with his companions, Noctis begins to work towards defeating the forces of Niflheim and rescuing the crystal from their control. The game features an open-world environment and action-based battle system similar to the Kingdom Hearts series and Type-0, incorporating the ability to switch weapons and other elements such as vehicle travel and camping.

 

 

DEATH STRANDING

 

 


Nintendo E3 Live Treehouse

Event Title: Nintendo E3 Live Treehouse
Event Author: GregoryRasputin
Calendar: Nintendo Game Releases
Event Date: 06/14/2016 12:00 AM
 

Well Microsoft and Sony have finished their E3 shows, now it is Nintendo’s turn, were they will talk about Zelda…

 

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Here are the times:

  • Los Angeles (USA – California)                   Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 09:00:00   PDT  UTC-7 hours 
  • New York (USA – New York)                        Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 12:00:00   EDT  UTC-4 hours 
  • Reykjavik (Iceland)                              Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 16:00:00   GMT  UTC         
  • London (United Kingdom – England)                Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 17:00:00   BST  UTC+1 hour  
  • Berlin (Germany – Berlin)                        Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 18:00:00   CEST UTC+2 hours 
  • Umeå (Sweden)                                    Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 18:00:00   CEST UTC+2 hours 
  • Sevastopol (Russia – Auton. Republic of Crimea) Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 19:00:00   MSK  UTC+3 hours 
  • Saint-Petersburg (Russia – Saint Petersburg)     Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 19:00:00   MSK  UTC+3 hours 
  • Bethlehem (Palestine – West Bank)  Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 19:00:00   EEST UTC+3 hours 
  • Cairo (Egypt)                                    Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 18:00:00   EET  UTC+2 hours 
  • Chengdu (China – Sichuan)                        Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 00:00:00 CST  UTC+8 hours 
  • Hiroshima (Japan)                                Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 01:00:00 JST  UTC+9 hours 

 

Watch Here:

http://e3.nintendo.com/#section-treehouse

 


Nintendo E3 Live Treehouse