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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
►Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
►Warhammer: End Times Vermintide
►Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
►Life is Strange
►Prey for the Gods
►Need for Speed
/// Hideo Kojima Left Konami on October 9, Can Start New Work in December!
On Friday, October 9th, Hideo Kojima left the Tokyo offices of Konami, the video-game company where he had worked since 1986, for the last time. The departure ceremony, according to one of the hundred or so guests who attended, and who asked that I not use his name, took place at Kojima Productions, the director’s in-house studio, and was “a rather cheerful but also emotional goodbye.” He said that he did not see Konami’s president, Hideki Hayakawa, or its C.E.O., Sadaaki Kaneyoshi, at the party, but some of Kojima’s colleagues from other studios showed up to pay their respects, as did many of the people who worked on his most recent directorial project, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
It’s likely that, after Kojima’s non-compete clause expires, in December, he will find a new studio and continue making lavishly produced games.
/// Assassin’s Creed Syndicate | Gameplay Videos ~ PS4 Retail Version!
/// Pokkén Tournament | Trailer!
/// Ubisoft’s New Ubisoft Club lets you unlock ‘extra in-game content’ & access betas!
/// Nintendo Unveils New $99 Yo-Kai Watch 2DS Bundle!
Nintendo has created an amazing Nintendo 2DS bundle to celebrate the launch of the Yo-Kai Watch game, which is produced by Japanese gaming company LEVEL-5 and has sold over 8 million in Japan alone. Starting Nov. 6, people can buy a Nintendo 2DS system that comes with a pre-installed version of Yo-Kai Watch, all for a suggested retail price of just $99.99! Nintendo 2DS plays all compatible Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. The system is designed to give first-time players an accessible entry point into the exciting world of Nintendo hand-held video games, and Yo-Kai Watch makes for a great pairing.
Yo-Kai Watch features hundreds of sometimes cute, sometimes spooky and usually mischievous Yo-kai that inhabit our world. Players must use their Yo-kai Watch to find Yo-kai, befriend them, and turn them into a team to battle other Yo-kai. More than 200 Yo-kai are hidden all around the world, and each Yo-kai has its own unique skills and characteristics.
/// Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Overview Video!
/// Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Planned to Launch on PC in December!
北瀬Pです。windows PC版 LRFFXIII開発状況のご報告です。現在は最終仕上げの段階におり完成まで後少しです。このままですと12月頃に発売ができそうです。秋頃とお伝えしておきながら、お待たせしてしまい申し訳ありません。詳細決まり次第、ご報告させていただきます。
— LIGHTNING ROOM (@LRFF13) October 19, 2015
Producer Kitase here, to report the current status of the development of the PC version of LRFFXIII. We are currently putting the finishing touches to the game and it will take a bit more time until it’s complete. We should able to release it around December. I’m terribly sorry for the late release despite saying that the game will be out in Autumn. We will share more details with you at a later date.
/// Life is Strange | Finale Launch Trailer!
/// Prey for the Gods Announced for PC!
/// Full Car List for Need for Speed Revealed!
BMW M3 E46
BMW M3 E92
BMW M3 Evolution II E30
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Dodge Challenger SRT8
Dodge SRT Viper
Ferrari 458 Italia
Ford Focus RS
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Ford Mustang Fox Body
Ford Mustang GT
Honda Civic Type-R
Honda NSX Type-R
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
Lamborghini Diablo SV
Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670–4 SV
Lotus Exige S
Mazda MX-5 1996
Mazda MX-5 2015
Mazda RX7 Spirit R
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
NISSAN 180sx Type X
NISSAN Fairlady 240ZG
NISSAN GT-R Premium
NISSAN Silvia Spec-R
NISSAN Skyline GT-R KPGC10
NISSAN Skyline GT-R V-Spec 1993
NISSAN Skyline GT-R V-Spec 1999
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8-
Porsche 911 Carrera S (991)
Porsche 911 Carrera S (993)
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche Cayman GT4
SUBARU BRZ Premium
SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI
Toyota Sprinter GT Apex
Toyota Supra SZ-R
Volkswagen Golf GTI
/// Defiance TV Show Canned, But Game Will Continue!
“Defiance is Trion’s IP and the game will continue exactly as before,” CEO of Trion Scott Hartsman told Polygon. “The show has always been a fantastic and interesting partner, but the two were always meant to be able to stand on their own, which is why the show was primarily set in St. Louis and the game in the SF Bay Area.” The TV Show and game launched as a cross-media project in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
/// Report: PS4 Price Drop in Europe Happening This Week!
PS4 price cut in Europe starting Oct. 21, now starting at 349€. Expect an official announcement at Paris Games Week pic.twitter.com/Dgu0nrIvVt — AGB (@AllGamesBeta) October 18, 2015
@AllGamesBeta French retailers also got this promo material (Oct. 21 date printed directly on this banner) pic.twitter.com/9T4oqb1El3
— AGB (@AllGamesBeta) October 19, 2015
/// September 2015 NPD: PS4 Was the #1 Selling Console Again, Tops in Software Sales as Well!
1.NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
2.Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
3.Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)
4.FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
5.Destiny: The Taken King (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3)
6.Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
7.Disney Infinity 3.0 (Xbox 360, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
8.Mad Max (PS4, Xbox One)
9.NHL 16 (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3)
10.Minecraft (Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)