/// EPISODE 110
Below are the news stories that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!
Gamers never die…..
Just like the Games of Our Lives…
/// GAMES FEATURED
/// MonsterBag Coming to PS Vita on April 7!
/// Kojima Station Officially Suspended, Konami Apologizes for Concerns!
Looks like the new episode for Kojima Station, which was planned for tomorrow, has been suspended. The newly created Japanese Metal Gear Twitter account provided some comments.
First of all, viewers are thanked for enjoying Kojima Station, and the team apologizes for the suspension of the new episode. They promise further info will be provided at a later date, detailing when the next livestream will take place.
Fans are also thanked for their encouragement, and the Twitter account apologizes for the concerns that are caused, as well as the fact that they can’t respond to everyone individually on Twitter.
The account once again emphasizes that even though the names and logos of Kojima Productions have been removed due to the restructuring of Konami, Hideo Kojima as well as the original development staff are still working on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The team continues to work on the game based on Kojima’s ideas and instructions. The team and Kojima himself are united in this goal and would like the support of their fans in this. [Source]
/// Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker ‘Fate’ System Trailer!
/// Free to Play Halo Online Announced, Only for Russia!
Halo Online is powered by a highly modified version of the Halo 3 engine and optimized for smooth performance on lower-end PCs. While there’s no campaign mode, Halo Online is set on a secret UNSC space installation called Anvil, where Spartan-IV soldiers train together in war exercises to sharpen their battle skills and test experimental technology.
During the Halo Online closed beta, the devs will continuously adjust and modify gameplay, features, and the in-game economy. They’re looking forward to getting feedback from gamers living in Russia when Halo Online enters closed beta later this spring via Innova’s 4game platform. [Source]
/// Xenoblade Chronicles 3D European Launch Trailer!
/// Nintendo Wants to “Surprise” Customers with NX, Not Expand upon Existing Hardware!
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system.
Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.”
“In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a gaming platform gradually changed,” he said. “If you only expand upon existing hardware, it’s dull.
“In some shape or form, we’re always thinking about how we want to surprise players as well as our desire to change each person’s video gaming life.”
/// Steven Spielberg Will Direct Film Adaption of Ready Player One!
Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline.
The book takes place in 2044 where a virtual-reality game creator has offered his company to the player who finds an Easter Egg within one of thousands of virtual worlds created in OASIS. [Source]
/// Broken Age Coming to PS4 & PS Vita on April 28!
Today we’d like to announce that our brand new adventure game is headed to PlayStation Store on April 28th, and we’re super excited about it! Broken Age comes to you from the same team that made Grim Fandango back in the 90’s, along with some more youthful (and and some say more attractive) collaborators at Double Fine Productions.
/// Is Resident Evil 7 Slated for a Fall 2015 Release?!
Earlier today SuperDataReasearch published a report covering the financial status of digital content in the games industry thus far in 2015, observing and commenting on current trends, while also predicting future ones.
We anticipate this month’s downturn to level off during the coming few months, following a regular seasonal pattern but expect to see an upswing as the next editions of several major franchises like Halo and Resident Evil come out in the 2015 fall season.