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Best VGM 423 – Tales From The Borderlands – Other Side Of The Story

I’m a sucker for Wild-West orientated music, so this was right up my street. Great first episode of a promising series

WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 5TH – 11TH MAY

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On Wednesday, Nintendo published figures that revealed a 23.3 billion yen net loss for the fiscal year ending 31st March 2014, after twelve months in which only 2.72 million Wii U consoles have been sold. The next day it didn’t matter, because the internet flipped out over the surprise announcement that Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire are getting long awaited remakes for the 3DS/2DS.

The placeholder artwork for the new games...
The placeholder artwork for the new games…
...And just one of the inevitable humorous reactions
…And just one of the inevitable humorous reactions

Entitled Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, the remakes will be created in the 3D engine premiered in X & Y, and will be released worldwide in November this year. Outside of this information, very little has been revealed about the duo, including what features from the games originally released in 2003 will be enhanced. A safe bet would be that a mega-evolution for both cover mascots Groudon and Kyogre is in the works.

In the meantime you will have to make do with X & Y, which Nintendo’s financial reports revealed were the best selling first party titles for the 3DS over the past year at 12.26 million units (compared to 9.62 and 9.27 million respectively for Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land) Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 5TH – 11TH MAY

WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 1st – 7th DECEMBER 2013

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The Spike VGX event was live-streamed in the early hours of this morning, and it was an utterly abysmal mess of awkward jokes, ‘world exclusive’ announcements that had already been leaked prior and generally shoddy production. However, there were one or two announcements that made watching the three hour show a bit more bearable.

TellTale Games announced two new episodic projects that they will be working on in 2014; one based around the lore of Game Of Thrones (which had been previously rumored), and more unexpectedly a collaboration with Gearbox Software on a new installment in the Borderlands franchise, Tales From The Borderlands. The real show stealer however was a new project from Hello Games, an independent company based in the UK with just four members of staff, who unveiled the massively ambitious No Man’s Sky – a first person open-world space exploration adventure with procedurally generated worlds that reminds me heavily of the classic Elite.

It was also nice to see some of the developers have fun with the awards that were handed out; the pick of the bunch being the image of Joel from The Last Of Us doing his best Antonio Banderas impression as Naughty Dog picked up the accolade for Best Studio.

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