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WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 28th OCTOBER – 3rd NOVEMBER 2013

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With release day edging ever closer, Sony have this week put together an ultimate FAQ of features the PlayStation 4 will incorporate – and it may appear to some to be a step back somewhat. Despite claims that the new console will offer 10 times the power of a PS3, at launch the PS4 will not support MP3’s or audio CD’s, and the ‘Share’ feature allowing gamers to upload clips of their gaming exploits will not be supported by YouTube (a feature also lacking on the Xbox One).

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has responded to criticism on Twitter hinting at possible changes in the future:

It is worth noting that several of the features that are currently available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 have been added post launch by multiple patches and software updates, so we might see the return of MP3 support et all soon enough. In the meantime, no custom FIFA soundtracks for you!

For the full FAQ, visit http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2013/10/30/playstation-4-the-ultimate-faq/ Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 28th OCTOBER – 3rd NOVEMBER 2013

Resident Evil 6 Release Date Pushed Forward, New Trailer And Details Unveiled At Captivate

Pleasant news from Capcom yesterday – Resident Evil 6 is going to be with us earlier than we originally thought. At yesterday’s Captivate (Capcom’s annual media showcase), we got a new trailer for what is one of the most eagerly anticipated titles of the year, alongside a swathe of new details.

It seems that the game is going to be split into three very distinctive areas, albeit linked together by the plot. As we knew from the first trailer, Leon Kennedy is stuck in America fighting off zombies in a University campus after a bio-attack, and Chris Redfield is gunning it up in China, and the bald guy from the first trailer has been revealed as Jake Muller…who just show happens to be the son of series antagonist, Albert Wesker. The overarching story is that there is a new virus on the loose, the C Virus, which had led to a whole new bunch of mutated nasties for our heroes to fight. Capcom have told us to expect different gameplay in each of the three story arcs, meaning that fans who complained over the differences between Resi 4 and 5 should be appeased.

Intriguing as this all seems, the real headline is that the original release date of 20 November has been dropped – Resident Evil 6 will now be released on October 2nd for ‘competitive reasons’, meaning it will now arrive before the likes of Bioshock Infinite and Assassins Creed 3. It’s a bold move on Capcom’s behalf, and I for one like the aggressive stance they had taken on the issue of release timing.

Finally, if you are one of the lucky people in the world that lives in Japan, they will be releasing a special collectors edition for an eye-watering 105,000 yen (about £800) which will give you the game, a set of special tablet covers, and Leon Kennedy’s leather jacket. I like to think it’s the first game that could drastically improve your fashion sense.

Along Resi 6, Capcom also gave out details on a raft of upcoming games including Lost Planet 3, DmC and Street Fighter X Tekken Vita, which have been handily summarised in this article by Game Informer – check them out if you have the time.

Resident Evil 6 Confirmed + Reveal Trailer

Following on from my post earlier today, I can confirm that the rumours were indeed true – Capcom has given the world Resident Evil 6.

First things first, watch the trailer

Pretty cool eh?

Capcom released the following information along with the reveal trailer:

“It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.”

So, both Leon and Chris will be the stars of the show, it takes place across the world with some suitably dead zombies, and you can move and shoot at the same time again. Sold. The release date is the 20th November 2012.

E3 2011: Roundup Of News From The Show Floor

And so finally the dust has settled, and E3 is over for another year. The headline games and consoles have been revealed, speculation and rage/delight has been expressed across the world, and many a new E3 meme have been created. What this article will do is just round up a few interesting stories that occurred from the show floor, and give some exposure to games that were missed off from the main conferences. Continue reading E3 2011: Roundup Of News From The Show Floor

Capcom Go Crazy, A Handheld SNES, First FIFA 12 Details And Deals Galore On Xbox Live

Over the last few days, the internet has been pummelled with some excellent news on all sorts of stuff within the gaming industry. In the post I hope to give as good an overview of every possible that has caught my eye.

First of all then, Capcom. I really quite like them; there is little doubt of the quality of their franchises over the years (Resident Evil, Mega Man, Street Fighter etc.). This week they announced to the media the progress of several of their titles, including more details on the eagerly anticipated Street Fighter X Tekken (a crossover game based to be made by Capcom, whereas Namco will make Tekken X Street Fighter). Now this was announced almost a year ago, and it looked absolutely epic. Now, Capcom have given details on the roster to date (10 characters confirmed, including Ryu, Ken, Chun Li and Guile from Street Fighter, and Kazuya, Nina, Bob and King from Tekken), and included some trailers and gameplay videos, which frankly look absolutely gorgeous with the stylised visuals we have gotten used to with Street Fighter. I preferred Street Fighter 4 to Tekken 6, and I personally think that Capcom’s effort will crush Namco’s interpretation of the game when it comes to sales.

Guile's theme goes with King apparently

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Man vs Boulder – Resident Evil 5 Review

(First published on Gamepad Magazine, 13th January 2011)

RESIDENT EVIL 5 – CAPCOM (2009)

It took me ages to recognise that's Africa in the background!!!
It took me ages to recognise that’s Africa in the background!!!

Let’s face it, you can’t talk about the Horror genre in gaming without making mention of Resident Evil.  Whilst others, namely Silent Hill and Dead Rising, have tried to replace it, Resident Evil is the undisputed King of the Horror world. Though its premise has always been simple; to survive in a environment that has become infected and to kill zombies by the bucketload, it has maintained great appeal.  Resident Evil 5, the latest in the main strand of the series, was released in 2009.  It uses many of the same dynamics that had been employed in Resident Evil 4, which greatly changed the way the series played and received some serious acclaim for it. So, how does 5 stack up? Continue reading Man vs Boulder – Resident Evil 5 Review