Friday, September 9, 2016

PS4 Pro + Patche$ ? + Free PC Game + More!


The PS4... Pro, is (hmmm)... the system that should've been... beforehand (vs a system... revision). I bring this up due to the mentioning of the "PS4 Pro Launch Lineup" from developers... like its the PS5 or something. That totally sounds like i'm hating but... i'm not, its the revision of an existing console (which is great).

While some of you agree that the pro specs should've existed in the original and others... not so much, that isn't the only system revision to ever exist (by a long shot). Xbox One has a revision, the 3DS had a revision... and even systems of the past with power upgrades (in the form of add-on). There was going to be an SNES-CD (i'm glad there wasn't because we have the awesomeness that is the Playstation... but anyway), there was a SEGA CD... as well as a SEGA 32X, Atari Jaguar CD and... the list goes on (i.e. Gameboy Color).

The PS4 & Xbox One were rushed (and many others feel the same way), but the tech is coming in rapidly so they chose up on something that they weren't satisfied with to complete the first few laps... and its time to catch that second wind with the revised systems and take off to a new level (even though that level was expected from the start).

PS4 (Left) & PS4 Pro (Right)
They do have to be careful with that though... because paranoia is real too... and anyone that has been burned will remember that something was a little too hot for them to handle (i.e. spending money on something and then a better version pops up) and they may not be so open to picking that item back up again or... they may wait for the next gen console to be revised before making a purchase (which may affect sales the next go round). The PS4 isn't stripping the original PS4 owners of any games, which is a wise move (the same applies to the Xbox One from what we know)... unlike the New Nintendo 3DS games that can't be played on the older system (and there are many of us that aren't making that switch).

I will leave this topic alone by saying this... in the case of the PS4: It would've saved money in my opinion to just give the gamers the goods from the jump, but they may have missed the ship that led to them kicking butt in unit sales by waiting for the next available tech. It's hard to determine what way that would've went, but Microsoft wasn't even a problem at that time... competition wise... because they were still trying to pull the arrow out of their knee.

I feel that Microsoft is still at though. I feel that they've revised the BS so that its a bit more covert and its coming by way of Windows 10 in a way to possibly monopolize the PC gaming market. I hope that's just paranoia, but if they do... that would not be a move of a company that cares about gamers over... the control of the gamer's options. I don't think Tim Sweeney is talking out of his butt when it comes to sabotage... and there will be backlash that could affect their Microsoft in a massive way. Why?

There are kids that play the Xbox and PC Games, but there are a lot of adults that own Xbox consoles and PCs' that game heavy. The kids aren't the ones with the jobs usually and... if the buyers (more so than those simply labeled as gamers) walk away, so does the money. They'd better think about that and if anything... just leave that button alone.

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I have to go in on SONY on another note (while still discussing the PS4 Pro... but on a different note), because there may be a charge for patches for previous games. My response to that possibility is that there better not be, because there is already a damn revision of the system, support of buying the revised console in addition to that, buying the initial games that usually come with patches as a norm... but talks of there being patches that come at an additional price? Hell to the no.

Some of you are familiar with EA's patches that increase the visual quality of some games (specifically in games like Battlefield 3). Those didn't come at an additional price, appreciate the money that's being received and do something that causes hesitation... because then that slows the momentum down if the buyer has to go back to the budget and consider what games to buy from their wishlist due to the additional costs. You see where i'm going with this? Leave that alone and just appreciate the support, the PS4 Pro would be purchased under the assumption that visual patches are free. If the developer wants to do so... that could be up to them and it could result in increased sales while the others that choose not to take that step, wouldn't be able to list that as something available in their title.

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One of the games coming around the bend for the PS4 Pro is Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Square-Enix & Eidos Montreal announced that it will be available November 10th along side the pro. David Anfossi (Head of Studio at Eidos-Montreal) said...

“We are always working to push ourselves to the very limit in regards to the art direction of our games, and the PS4 Pro, along with the strong and ongoing collaboration between SIE and Eidos-MontrĂ©al, helps to further break down the barrier between our ambitious artistic vision and the end-result you see in-game.”

They list that the overall resolution is increased, aliasing is reduced, the reflective surfaces are improved and more detailed lighting effects are implemented without the frame rate or the gaming experience being affected. I mention this not only because the game will be one of the games that will step up the visuals for the PS4, but... they don't mention anything about that coming at an additional cost (which is good). So fingers are crossed.

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Photos of the YO-KAI WATCH 2 Event at Siren Studios Are Available on Business Wire's Website and Getty Images

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Photos of the YO-KAI WATCH 2 Event at Siren Studios are available on Business Wire's Website and Getty Images.
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mark Ballas of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and star  ...
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mark Ballas of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and star of Jersey Boys on Broadway this fall and ‘Dance It Out’ founder Billy Blanks Jr., and kids interact with costume character Jibanyan at the YO-KAI WATCH 2 preview event on Sept. 8, 2016. The YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls games launch on Sept. 30 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mark Ballas of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and star of Jersey Boys on Broadway this fall and ‘Dance It Out’ founder Billy Blanks Jr., and kids interact with costume character Jibanyan at the YO-KAI WATCH 2 preview event on Sept. 8, 2016. The YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Soulsgames launch on Sept. 30 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.



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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mark Ballas of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and star of Jersey Boys on Broadway this fall attends the YO-KAI WATCH 2 preview event on Sept. 8, 2016 at Siren Studios. The YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls games launch on Sept. 30 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.



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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mark Ballas of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and star of Jersey Boys on Broadway this fall teaches attendees the YO-KAI WATCH Dance with costume character Jibanyan at the YO-KAI WATCH 2 preview event on Sept. 8, 2016. The YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls games launch on Sept. 30 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Luca C. and Logan C. from Anaheim, California play the latest YO-KAI WATCH 2 game for theNintendo 3DS family of systems at Siren Highland in Hollywood, California, on Sept. 8, 2016. The YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls games launch on Sept. 30.



Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
From Thunder Lotus Games, Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Nor ...
From Thunder Lotus Games, Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. (Photo: Business Wire)
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Jotun: Valhalla Edition – From Thunder Lotus Games, Jotun: Valhalla Edition is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. You play as Thora, a Norse warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Jotun: Valhalla Edition features Valhalla Mode, a boss rush mode with even fiercer versions of the already challenging jotun. Exclusive to the Wii U version, the map is always displayed on the GamePad controller, and God Powers can be activated using the touch screen. The game launches on Wii U first, and its GamePad features make this the definitive version. Jotun: Valhalla Edition is part of the Nindies Summer Jam promotion, with a special introductory price through 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 16.

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – Court is now in session! Join new characters and returning favorites like Phoenix and Maya to solve puzzling mysteries and watch this new courtroom drama unfold. With the touch features of the Nintendo 3DS system, exciting investigative techniques are at your fingertips, like exploring crime scenes and dusting for fingerprints.

  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Mario Strikers Charged – In this action-packed Wii soccer game, battle in 17 interactive stadiums using MegaStrikes, Super Abilities and Skillshots to devastate the competition. Charge the ball to increase your chances of scoring, and use the Wii Remote controller (sold separately) to flatten foes and defend your goal. Wreck havoc on the field solo or with four players locally (additional controllers required for multiplayer mode; sold separately).
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
    • Super Castlevania IV – Are you brave enough to take on this spooky Super NES classic? Take up the legendary whip, Vampire Killer, and tread through Dracula’s Castle as the famous Simon Belmont. Defeat ghastly ghouls, goblins and other monstrous creatures in 11 stages of treacherous chambers and dark caverns before facing the Prince of Darkness himself.
Nintendo eShop sales:
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Cube Tactics (Nintendo 3DS), Bird Mania Party (Wii U) and more games from Teyon are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.
    • Suspension Railroad Simulator (Wii U), 3D MahJongg (Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 22.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Mighty No. 9 is 20 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $15.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 15.
    • Futuridium EP Deluxe is 20 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $7.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 15.
    • 360 Breakout is more than 25 percent off (reduced from $7 to $5) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 28.
    • Paranautical Activity is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 22.
    • Gravity Badgers is 80 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to 99 cents) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 6.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • The Legend of Legacy is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $24.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 19.
    • WordsUp! Academy is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.
    • Rytmik Ultimate and The Keep are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.
    • Zombie Incident and Cubit the Hardcore Platformer Robot are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.
    • FairuneCastle Conqueror EX and more games from CIRCLE Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:
  • New themes this week include:
    • AA: Spirit of Justice Apollo Justice Pixel Art
    • AA: Spirit of Justice Phoenix Wright Pixel Art
    • AA: Spirit of Justice Athena Cykes Pixel Art
    • AA: Spirit of Justice Main Characters
Also new this week:
  • The Gem Collector (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Rorrim (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • TOUCH SELECTIONS (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Letter Quest: Remastered (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Tetraminos (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • SphereZor (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
  • Futuridium EP Deluxe (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)




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