EB Games announced today that the EB Games Expo 2014 will take place on October 3-5 in Sydney at the Sydney Olympic Park. They also confirmed that a number of major publishers will be attending, including Activision, EA, Nintendo, Sony, Ubisoft, WB Interactive and Microsoft. The addition of a new pavilion for this year's expo will expand the event's space to 35,000 square metres.
Debra McGrath, EB Games National Brand, Events and Engagement Manager made a statement about this year's expo:
"Whether you're a gaming enthusiast or someone who just likes to play with your family, you'll be spoilt for choice over the weekend. We've kept everyone's favourite events and live shows from last year and planning heaps of new exiting content that will make this year's EB Expo the biggest and best ever."
EB Games Expo tickets are going on sale beginning April 24 at 10 AM AEST. The prices range from $39.95 for daylight or twilight general admission up to $199 for a single day Express Gamer Pass.This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - EB Games Expo 2014 Taking Place October 3-5 in Sydney - News
Shibata to receive the convention's Momiji Award
As a member of the legion of video game review writers that are on the internet, it's nice to hear the occasional piece of positive feedback - it helps to keep this hobby turned part-time job from becoming a burden instead of bringing you joy like it should.
Well now there's a site designed solely to commemorate the best of the best when it comes to video game reviews. Think of it as a Metacritic-esque review site, but where Metacritic puts various reviews together into a single score, VGRHQ attempts to discern which review for a given game was the best.
Obviously I probably wouldn't be writing about this particular site if a member our staff hadn't just seen some recognition from VGRHQ. To that end I'd like to congratulate our old staffer Matt Ashbaugh for his Minecraft review getting some justified accolades. Remaining informative while writing a review completely in verse was truly a feat of writing that I don't think anyone else on staff was capable of pulling off, and I'm glad to see the VGRHQ crew agree.
So if you're looking for a place to talk about video game criticism on a level higher than "you suck", want to read some of the best pieces of video game criticism out there, or have seen a particular review you feel merits the spotlight and want to suggest it to the VGRHQ team, you might want to check out VGRHQ.com.This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - VGRHQ Launches, Highlights the Best Video Game Reviews on the Net - News
A new pair of promotional packs will be available in Japan starting July 19. These two packs, released in order to promote the seventeenth movie, feature Xerneas and Yveltal, a commemorative postcard, and six packs for 810 Yen each. The prerelease images don't show the actual promotional cards yet, but they could easily be the alternate artwork promotional cards already released in English for the Xerneas and Yveltal Collection boxes.
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Track: The Naked And The Dead | Album: Triumph And Power | Artist: Grand Magus
Minecraft PS3 Edition has become so popular, a retail version of the game has now been announced. The retail version of the game will be available across PAL regions from May 14th. The digital PS3 version has already sold over 1.5 million units when it came out late last year. The retail PS3 version will come loaded with all the features you’d expect from the console versions of Minecraft, along with everything that came with the most recent update of the game (update 14), including Emeralds, Ender Chests, potatoes and more. Minecraft will also come to the PS4 and PS Vita later this year.
Director Toyama, writer Satō involved in "shocking" manga in Shinmimibukuro Atmos magazine
John Rosemond, author of 14 parenting books and a parenting advice column, has compared video games with meth and slavery, of all things.
A concerned parent wrote into his column asking for some advice, as their child seemed to be depressed, but his principal hadn't seen any signs of it:
"Our 14-year-old son seems depressed, to us, at least. His principal sees no sign of depression but thinks he’s socially anxious. The subjects of counseling and medication have come up. We have suggested to him that he get more exercise and spend less time playing video games and watching TV, but he says he hates sports. He appears to be withdrawing more and more into his video screen world. Our plan of action is to insist that he take up a sport if he wants the freedom to have a computer and video game. We want him to have balance in his life. Your thoughts?"
This is an excerpt from the full story which was originally featured on gamrReview, read the full version here - Renowned Author Likens Games to Meth and Slavery - News
Keishuu Andou to bring back Shonen Jump's panty-masked superhero in Garaku.mag in June
Schoolgirl manga's creator Yui Hara thanks fans for new season
Sony is now proud to announce that the PS4 is now sold over 7 million units worldwide. The PS4 reached the 7 million sales mark as of April 6, 2014. This figure is units sold to actual customers as opposed to units shipped to retailers. That is a huge number. PS4 software sales are now up to over 20.5 million units. This includes sales from both retail and digital stores. Sony had projected the console’s sales would be 5 million by the end of March. Their goal was reached and exceeded by 2 million units.
All those years. All those years spent crossing my arms and pulling from the bottom, or yanking the back of the collar over my head, wasted. Imagine how much more time I'd have right now to watch instructional YouTube videos if I'd seen this instructional YouTube video when I was but a lad?
The board game-like Hitman Go is now available at iTunes. In the twelve-minute no commentary video below, watch Agent 47 maneuver through several of the playset-like levels:
Kuromorimine Girls High School's battle previewed in June 26 3D "dramatic tank action" game
Oh man, I totally have no idea what is going on but I do not want it to stop. "Ryusei Girl", the latest single from Megu & Patron's upcoming mini album, will have you tapping your toes and hankering for some nostalgic Asteroids action, even if you can't figure out what's being said.
Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that worldwide PlayStation 4 sales have past the seven million mark as of April 6. There have also been 20.5 million games sold across both retail and digital.
"The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice," said Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House.
"The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months."
Sony also announced that there have been 135 million shares made on the PlayStation 4's controller dedicated button., as well as 4.9 million stream broadcasts on Twitch and Ustream.
The PlayStation 4 is currently available in 72 countries with the total number of games to be at 120 by the end of the year. Sony highlighted several upcoming releases such as Destiny, Watch Dogs, and Driveclub.
The Old City, a game we first took a look at a few weeks ago, has a new trailer. It's looking very, very cool.
Both Darkrai & Diancie to be given as gifts to moviegoers
The launch trailer has now been released for the exciting new RTS game, Wargame Red Dragon. Wargame Red Dragon is even more ambitious than AirLand Battle, and offers a vast array of content that is rich in new features. For the first time ever in Wargame, the ground and airborne forces will be joined by warships! The naval forces in Red Dragon are not merely extra units – they bring an additional strategic depth to the game that will unlock fresh tactical opportunities for any commanders smart enough to exploit their strength, particularly on the designated game maps. Wargame Red Dragon retains the basic game mechanics that made the series so successful, but now shifts the theater of war to a more exotic setting: Asia! Over 650 new units (a total of 1,450!) and meticulously detailed and varied battlefields provide an immense strategic depth and a new dynamic campaign system and intense multiplayer modes, where up to 20 players can compete simultaneously, make Wargame Red Dragon a worthy successor to AirLand Battle. Wargame Red Dragon will be available tomorrow, so players of AirLand Battle have only one day left to pre-order the game and snap up the special 25% discount offer! Check out the launch trailer below:
Alessandro Baldasseroni is lead cinematic artist at Blur , which means he's contributed to the amazing trailers for games like *deep breath* Mass Effect 2, Batman: Arkham Origins, Halo Wars, The Force Unleashed, Far Cry 3, The Elder Scrolls Online...