""Video game advertising has become both a legacy and a circus, where companies have repeatedly tried multiple ad campaigns to find that perfect storm of product marketability and consumer approval. But when gaming advertising was deep into this generation, Sony brought out a goofy, tie-wearing VP named Kevin Butler and the advertising standard made a serious paradigm shift.""
"Zen Studios has today launched a standalone Star Wars Pinball experience for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The downloadable videogame features the initial three-table pack released in February 2013 for Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett and Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
"System 3 has today announced the return of gaming’s most loved stretchy blue blob this summer, in the revolutionary platform action-adventure, Putty Squad. The critically acclaimed Putty Squad first made its way on gamers screens on the Amiga in 1992 and now the old-skool hero, Putty, returns to celebrate System 3’s 30th year anniversary."
This week Gamers heroes talks about refrigeration, EA getting publishing rights to Star Wars and Metro Last Light. They also talk about some of the copyright infringement litigation going on between Nyan and Keyboard Cat copyright holders against WB and 5th Cell.
Games Talked About:
Metro Last Light
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Topics Talked About:
Kingdom Hearts Pre-Order Bonus
Gamers Heroes at E3
Final Fantasy X-2 Screenshots
"PQube, in collaboration with Milestone, have today released a new gameplay video for the forthcoming motorbike title MotoGP 13, the official MotoGP World Championship 2013 videogame, which will be out in June 2013. This new gameplay video features, for the first time, the MotoGP 2013 content and the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix circuit."
"Publisher PQube, along with Milestone, have revealed the official box art for their upcoming motorbike title, MotoGP 13, the official game of the MotoGP World Championship 2013, due for release in June 2013. The packshots feature top, world riders, and are localised for each major territory."
"LEGO fans and young gamers alike, get ready to embark a thrilling adventure in the world of Chima as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released an official trailer showing off the in-game action. LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey is currently in development for handheld consoles and set for release later this year."
"The long awaited role-playing game (RPG) Soul Sacrifice is now available to purchase in PAL territories, available at retail stores and via download from the PlayStation Network. Soul Sacrifice is a PlayStation Vita exclusive title that revels in its mythological themes and foes."
This week Gamers Heroes talks about Hangovers, EA Layoffs, Wavebird controllers and the babyfication of video games. They also break down Dead Island Riptide to try to portray why people shouldn't play it. We take a small detour to talk about what the future of free to play games are and answer some community questions.
Games Talked About:
Grand Theft Auto V
Dead Island Riptide
Splinter Cell Blacklist
Super Mario World
"Prepare to ‘hero up’ this autumn, when LEGO Marvel Super Heroes puts players in control of their favourite super heroes from the Marvel Universe. In a new video released today, you'll get a sneak peek at a few members of the Amazing, Mighty and Uncanny team who join forces to stop an array of Marvel villains."
"Ubisoft has launched a competition offering gamers the chance to win a trip to Gamescom in Cologne this summer. Available to enter via the Uplay platform now, gamers can redeem their ‘Uplay Units’ for entries into the prize draw, known as the ‘Meet Your Heroes’ contest."
"After the two leaks from Tesco of the box art plus the name of the next Call of Duty, called Ghosts, followed closely by the information that there will be a new engine powering the new game, a new story as well as a whole new cast (news to the ears of many fans), more information seems to be coming our way after a website has been revealed, teasing the game."
"Earlier this week Electronic Theatre reported on the special bonus set to be included with the retail version of the forthcoming Soul Sacrifice, but today we turn our attentions to the digital edition. Soul Sacrifice will launch at retail stores and via the PlayStation Network simultaneously, and publisher Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is working hard to ensure that early adopters through either channel are rewarded."
With the rumors of used titles being blocked next generation still floating around, there’s another blight trying to attack the industry. The issue goes by the name of “free to play,” or what I like to call, “fee’s to play.” The idea is a company will release a game and let you jump in “entirely for free.” However, if you want to do certain things then small fee’s will kick in to let you do so. Companies have proven time and time again that they can make hundreds to thousan..."
"I’m not one to fall for the Vita doom and gloom. That happens to every single Sony product. Remember when websites were calling the PS3 dead? Now look how wrong they were. I enjoy my Vita a ton. I keep finding games that make me drain the battery all the way, and then I run to find a plug to keep playing. However I’ve come across a major issue in terms of marketing of the Vita. People don’t know what it is…."
"One consistent criticism of the Monster Hunter series is its initial learning curve. I’ve never personally played the series, but I’ve heard again and again that it isn’t exactly approachable. Even our overwhelmingly positive review of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate expressed initial hesitations. These games and this genre simply seem to be for a particular audience, making it easy for me to keep my distance."
"Indie developer Mike Bithell and Curve Studios have today launched Thomas Was Alone for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Having arrived yesterday on the US PlayStation Store, the EU PlayStation Store today receives both Thomas Was Alone and a selection of downloadable content (DLC) for the videogame."
"Available now for both PlayStation Portable (PSP) and PlayStation Vita, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is an unusual proposition. The sequel to 2008’s Corpse Party (which in itself was a remake of a 1996 release) Corpse Party: Book of Shadows has less in common with a traditional videogame and more with a novel. This is an interactive story designed for fans of the parent franchise, but beyond that many may find the thick layer of questionable decency hard to penetrate."
"As is slowly becoming a trend, the retail edition of the forthcoming Soul Sacrifice will include a free thirty-day subscription to PlayStation Plus. Set to launch in PAL territories next month, Soul Sacrifice will accompany Rising Star Games’ forthcoming Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut in the slow rollout of this promotion."
Dragon Fantasy has been released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita and is a throwback RPG that gives you all the original feelings you experienced and loved with titles like Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and Dragon Quest. In the following review, Da Shredder takes to reviewing the title for the real gamers out there who are curious but haven't taken the plunge into buying the game yet.