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Games of Our Lives — 9.3.14 | PlayStation Will Have Massive Games, Capcom’s Secret Game, More!

Bayonetta 2 Reveal Tomorrow, Game Delays, More!

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/// Episode 89

Below are the news that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!

Gamers never die…..

Just like the Games of Our Lives…

/// Games Featured in this Episode

►Shin Megami Tensei IV
PoPoLoCrois Harvest Moon
The Sims 4
The Evil Within
Final Fantasy 14
Bayonetta 2
FIFA 15
One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X
Minecraft
NBA 2K15

 

/// Square Enix Bringing Ultimate Stealth and Ultimate Action Triple Packs to Europe

/// NOT AGAIN: Shin Megami Tensei IV Delayed in Europe Again

 After some unscheduled changes to the SMTIV mobile website raised some eyebrows, a lot of you asked for more details, so I’ll be upfront. We encountered a few last-minute issues specific to the EU version, and we have to fix them. Given the current timelines for production, it looks like SMTIV won’t be out in EU until late October. No one likes delays. Our fans in Europe have been waiting for SMTIV for a *very* long time, and it pains us to have to move the release date back even further. I have talked to a few of you on Twitter, I’ve seen the angry posts on Reddit, NeoGAF, Facebook, etc., and wanted to be as direct as I could. We truly feel awful having to say “wait a little longer” for a game you’ve been so zealously patient for, but there is no other recourse. We’re doing everything we can to get the game out in Europe as fast as we can, so please bear with us. [Source]  

/// PoPoLoCrois Harvest Moon announced for 3DS

The game is an RPG fusion of PoPoLoCrois and Harvest Moon featuring a command-based battle system. The main character is a young prince named Pietro. A number of familiar characters from the PoPoLoCrois series will also appear. And as expected from a Harvest Moon title, players will be able to take care of animals and grow crops on their ranch. [Source]

/// The Sims 4 Has Demon Babies

 

/// Layoffs Hit The Elder Scrolls Online Developer ZeniMax Online

 “As is the norm for games of this type, we had ramped up a large workforce to develop a game of vast scale, and ramped up our customer service to handle the expected questions and community needs of The Elder Scrolls Online at launch,” a company representative told us via email. “Now that we are nearly six months post launch, we have a thriving online community in a game that runs smoothly. We have adjusted staffing to meet the ongoing needs of the studio, which continues to operate with a large work force.” [Source]  

/// New Nintendo 3DS Will Be Region-Locked

Upgraded hardware will maintain Nintendo’s controversial policy on blocking cross-continental compatibility. [Source]

/// Toys “R” Us leaked memos point to LEGO Jurassic World game

 

/// Sega has Released E-Mails & Marketing Plans for Aliens: Colonial Marines, and they are Juicy

Last year, the class-action lawsuit firm Edelson LLC filed suit against publisher Sega and developer Gearbox for Colonial Marines, claiming false advertising in a legal battle that has lasted far longer than either party anticipated. The game, which looked drastically different in trade show demos than it did when it came out last year, was unanimously panned. In the weeks afterward, Kotaku learned that Gearbox had outsourced the majority of development to the studio TimeGate, only stepping in at the last minute to finish production on the much-maligned game. [Source]

/// PlayStation Exclusive Dragon Quest Heroes’ First Live Gameplay Will be Shown and Livestreamed at TGS

In addition to Dragon Quest Heroes, Square Enix will livestream events related to the following games on the same channel: September 19th Bravely Second September 20th Gunslinger Stratos 2 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Letter from the Producer Live – Part 1) Jitsuzai-Sei Million Arthur September 21st Final Fantasy VII G-Bike Dragon Quets Heroes Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Letter from the Producer Live – Part 2) Divekick [Source]

/// Smash Bros. News!

/// PlayStation Japan’s Press Conference Liked by 58.7% of Japanese Audience; 22.1% Didn’t Like it!

It was very good: 32.2%

It was pretty good: 26.5%

It was average: 19.1%

It wasn’t very good: 10.6%

It was bad: 11.5%    [Source]   

/// SCEJA SVP: 170 PlayStation 4 retail title announcements by March 2015

 “I’m glad that, of all the titles we showcased, they were exceedingly abundant in variety,” Ueda stated in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation. “If we limit the number to packaged [retail] games, not including download versions, I believe by March of next year we’ll be able to have 170 titles announced to date.” [Source]

 

/// Sony Files Trademark for Vib Ribbon in Europe

/// The Evil Within’s release date has been moved up

During QuakeCon last month, it was announced the Tango Gameworks title would release in North America earlier than planned on October 14 instead of the previously announced October 21 release. 

/// Lightning returns for a limited time in Final Fantasy 14

Starting this past Monday, September 1, players are able to fight alongside Lightning. After the event ends, female players will acquire the heroine’s FF13 costume and male characters will be gifted with Snow’s costume. The event is identical to the one previously held in February 2014 and November 2013. This means if you completed these quests before, you cannot undertake them a second time. Lightning’s event will end on Wednesday, September 10 7.59am PDT/10.50am EDT.

/// Bayonetta 2 Direct Coming on Thursday

 

/// FIFA 15: “We want to make a game that people enjoy playing”

“Ultimately, we want to make a game that people enjoy playing. It seems obvious but it’s true. We aim to make the best game that we can every single year, and we’ll continue to do that.” [Source]

/// One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X | Second Trailer — 4’21”

 

/// Samsung Explores the World of Mobile Virtual Reality with Gear VR

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced the next generation in wearable technology, the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, enabling users to fully immerse themselves in a cinematic virtual reality environment. Powered by Oculus technology, the Samsung Gear VR delivers a completely new way to experience and consume mobile content. It continues Samsung’s leadership in the wearable category through innovative technology and compelling design to expand the definition of mobile life. [Source]

/// Minecraft for PS4 Delayed

/// Peter Moore: EA Access Program is “Something Companies Do When We Think About the Future”

While Sony has already confirmed and gave its reasons why EA’s EA Access program isn’t coming to PlayStation platforms, EA CEO Peter Moore thinks it’s initiative is a sign of things to come, and is a way of giving options to consumers.

I can’t speak for Sony…This is something companies like ourselves have to do when we think about the future. We are trying to learn lessons from other media industries of how you can give options to people to, quite frankly, experience more games. [Source]

 

/// NBA 2K15 New Rating System, Only 4 Players Over 90

 

/// Report: Downloading Digital Games Impacts Environment More Than Buying a Physical Copy

A new study has shed light on the environmental impact of digital games, claiming that the downloadable games are actually worse for the environment than their physical counterparts. The researchers found that the PS3 games that have a file size of over 1.3GB use more energy to download than it would take to actually just make a physical disc.However, games that have a file size of under 1.3GB use a smaller amount of energy if downloaded as a digital title as opposed to making a physical disc. [Source]

/// Connect Driveclub With the Xperia Z3 Remote Play!

Sony’s newest Xperia Z3 mobiles will be able to stream games from their PlayStation 4.

/// Japanese Sales Chart

Systems (Previous Week)

3DS LL – 30,111 (28,788)
PlayStation Vita – 19,578 (15,309)
Wii U – 8,584 (8,985)
PlayStation 3 – 7,895 (2,376)
3DS – 7,404 (6,914)
PlayStation 4 – 6,502 (5,923)
PlayStation Vita TV – 1,156 (1,118)
PSP – 187 (324)
Xbox 360 – 86 (177)

Games (Lifetime)

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3) – 89,498
Toukiden Kiwami (PS Vita) – 79,384
Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke (3DS) – 68,762 (2,358,745)
Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1: Printemps Unit/Vol 2. BiBi Unit/Vol 3. Lily White Unit (PS Vita) – 59,710
Hyperdimension Neptunia U (PS Vita) – 34,980
Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver./Kuwagata Ver. (3DS) – 33,326
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin F Coffin of the End (PS3) – 28,807
Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) – 11,148 (650,858)
Toukiden Kiwami (PSP) – 11,026″
Bullet Girls (PS Vita) – 10,030 (39,720)
Yoshi’s New Island (3DS) – 9,968 (167,071)
The Last of Us Remastered (PS4) – 8,782 (39,368)
Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (3DS) – 8,361 (128,050)
Hyrule Warriors (Wii U) – 7,648 (91,880)
Yokai Watch (3DS) – 6,912 (1,259,144)
Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (3DS) – 6,653 (152,620)
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (PS3) – 6,486 (22,301)
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4) – 6,131 (23,962)
Sacred 3 (PS3) – 5,083
Kiss Bell (PS Vita) – 4,530

/// Capcom and Dimps are Working Together on an Upcoming Fighting Game

/// You’ve have now reach the End of Tonight’s Episode of Games of Our Lives! ///

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