Archive for the ‘Gaming News’ Category

This has to be one of the best announcements in gaming for quite some time in that the 2002 remake of the Classic Resident Evil is now being remastered in full HD for PC, PS4, PS3, XBOX One & XBOX 360. This is easily one of the staples of the survival horror genre in gaming & still one of the best games ever… This will be well worth the wait….

Here is a video from one of the lead producers & programmer announcing the game that has been issued a release of sometime in early 2015…

Its going to be epic, get ready to relive some of the scariest moments in gaming history…!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CpX9vkXsk0

Here is an interesting post detailing some of the discrepancies of the survival horror games genre from Shinji Mikami, (The creator of Resident Evil).

Check out the link below

http://www.relyonhorror.com/latest-news/mikami-its-harder-to-make-people-afraid/

Here is an awesome new trailer for the new Arkham Origins spin off for the PS Vita…

Check it out below…!

 

PS4 Release Dates…!

Posted: August 21, 2013 in Gaming News

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The release date has been officially confirmed for the ps4, the US getting a slightly earlier launch date of November 15th, the UK & Europe will have to wait a further two weeks with the launch being on November 29th… Still just in time for Christmas…!

A new trailer has been released by warner bro’s for batman arkam origins, displaying more background to the games plot & introducing more enemies such as the firefly, check it out here:

Looks Awesome…!

WRC 3 PS Vita Review

Posted: August 17, 2013 in Gaming News

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Having recently picked this game up as it was being sold relatively cheap, it was a good opportunity to try it out as there are too few good rally style games about on the games market these days & even less racing games available on the ps vita period…! This game has been around for a few months now & is currently the 3rd entry in the long running wrc rally gaming series on the current generation of video game consoles.

This game is much the same as its ps3 counter part in terms of gameplay mechanics & qualities but suffers slightly from & having identical tracks from both the ps3 version & the arcade spinoff wrc arcade that was released earlier this year. The game also slightly suffers from lower quality textures when compared to the ps3, but still look amazing when viewing the beautiful scenery around each stage in the game. It plays almost exactly the same as the ps3 version so if you have played that, it will be pretty easy to get into from the start. There is no upgrading of parts for each car that can be unlocked for winning races etc & the game can leave some players feeling deflated & annoyed while having to play through different variations of the same track over & over again on each country section.

There are upsides however as the game is actually great to play for a quick bash & the online portion of the game is quite competitive in terms of gaining higher experience points & leader-board ranks while competing against other racers. All in all this not a bad game by any means & is a vast improvement on its predecessor, wrc 2, but there are still times were the game can get very glitchy but if you have the patience to play through each of the campaign classes it is a fairly enjoyable experience…

Worth a go if you manage to get it at a discounted price seeing as though there are very little racers available for the ps vita at this time…

7 out of 10

Written by

Peter Byrne

The Last of Us, Review…!

Posted: July 5, 2013 in Gaming News

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One word to describe this game… EPIC…! Very few games in this current generation ever really live up to the hype that surrounds it… This game does it perfectly. Having recently completed the campaign mode you are left completely speechless by what you experience as you progress through the story which is probably one of the best ever written for a game that easily matches that of some of the most popular movies of our current time etc….

The game starts off witnessing Joel the main character of the story try to escape to safety with his family during the start of a viral outbreak in his local town. Tragic events occur & lead to the story being picked up 20 years later & the outbreak has spread world wide leaving any remaining survivors to either live in military confinement under 24 hour watch with rules & regulations or are out in the open world to fend for themselves. The world has become a desolate waste ground with infected roaming around everywhere & living people willing & desperate to do anything thing it takes in order to survive. Life in the confinement zone isn’t much better than living on the outside due to the rules & regulations put forth by the military, all people have a curfew & are not allowed out after dark & if caught or doing anything illegal they will be shot & killed on sight…

The story continues with Joel after losing his family during the outbreak working as a smuggler bringing in items etc into the military confinement zone in Boston where he lives with a bunch of other survivors. A job to smuggle weapons into the city goes bad due to a dodgy dealer & then leads Joel & his partner Tess to smuggle an important package out of the city for a rebellion group known as the fireflies. The package that they must smuggle out turns to be a 14 year old girl named Ellie that is actually immune to the virus having been bitten only weeks earlier. Any normal person infected with the virus usually transforms within 24 hours so this could be a break-though could save humankind & the world. It takes some convincing from Tess to get Joel on side for the job of escorting ellie to a meeting place where they are to hand her over to other firefly members so that they might be able to find a cure for the virus.

As the story progresses things take a turn for the worst & tragedies occur leaving Ellie & Joel alone to venture the world while trying to avoid confrontations with any infected & also other living people who are known as hunters that torture & kill others for their belongings etc… Joel & ellie must fight by any means necessary to survive by using a vast selection of weapons that range from melee to guns & explosives etc or they can use stealth by hiding behind objects & staying out of site of both the monsters & hunters & this helps as you progress through the game as there are certain areas where you must take out certain enemies so that a path can be cleared to proceed.

The amazing detail of both the characters & scenery surrounding the world & the environments in this game are visually breathtaking. The detail of each scene from the objects & assets used to the textures of everything is definitely something to behold. It just looks so real & the movie sequences go even further into the visual detail & it looks like you were watching an actual movie or live scene. Developers Naughty Dog really have pushed the entire boundaries to the full extent on the Playstation 3 with this game & it now sets a benchmark for all the next generation of consoles to follow.

As you play the game you become more acquainted with each of the characters & with the story that ensues will leave you feeling very emotional which very few games can do, but this just shows the writing genius & production of developers Naughty Dog. This is without a doubt one of the greatest games of this current generation & one of the best ever made. With stunning visuals & one of the best & emotional stories that has ever been written for a game, The Last of Us has everything & does it extremely well & it will probably never be bettered. It is one of the last major titles to be released on PS3 that will no doubt pave the way for the new generation of consoles & gaming to follow. This is an important game for any true gaming fan out there & if you haven’t gotten round to playing it yet, do so NOW, you’ll be missing out.

An instant classic…!

10 out of 10

Written by Peter Byrne

I have created a new portfolio site to display the projects that have been working on in college in recent months, be sure to check
it out…

http://peterbyrneportfolio.wix.com/portfolio

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Working on a project for the video games course i’m currently studying at college using the 2d game editor construct 2…

Really good piece of games development software & very useful for beginners & aspiring game developers  & hobbyists…

Here is a link to a resident evil fan made movie that uses intro sequences from some of the games in the series…

Awesome…!