Posted on 21 February, 2012 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review
Handheld AAA Excellence
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
One of the absolute worst ramifications a console manufacturer can deal with is that of the lack of software at the system’s launch.
Take for example the Nintendo 3DS. Few big, recognizable names – and at that, of first party nature – were at the system’s launch, which undoubtedly led to the initial losses and swift price cut.
Eager to hit Nintendo where it hurts most, Sony has launched the PlayStation Vita with both new IP and familiar faces, most notably being Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
It’s not made by Naughty Dog, and it’s near-impossible to believe that Sony Bend have matched so perfectly the story and formula we all know and love.
Golden Abyss embodies much of the AAA excellence we expect from the Uncharted franchise, but in handheld form.
Is this abyss really golden? Find out…
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Posted on 9 February, 2012 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Ultimate Capcom’s Super Extended Turbo Games Showcase
Capcom-iganza of gaming!
by : GrathiusXR
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos
The year has gotten off to a massive start with Insertcoins, and it’s only getting bigger with each publisher showcasing their 2012 line up.
Capcom have once again raided the Oxford Arts Factory, decking it out for their showcase of upcoming titles.
From Asura’s Wrath all the way to Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 on the PlayStation Vita, there were enough games to tickle everyone’s fancy and I was lucky enough to check these games out and report back to you with my thoughts on most of the titles. (more…)
Filed under: Xbox 360 | Tagged: Asura's Wrath, Capcom, Darksiders, Marvel, PS VIta, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Sony, Sony PSVITA, Street Fighter, Tekken, THQ, Ultimate Street Fighter vs Marvel 3 | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 2 August, 2011 by dkpatriarch
Should Sony Be Worried About Handheld Market?
Does 3DS trouble point to trouble for PS Vita?
©2011 David Hilton
With all this talk over the details of Nintendo‘s financial concerns and dramatic price drop of their new portable 3DS console, you would think Sony would be rubbing their hands with glee. Surely trouble for the 3DS means less competition for their upcoming PS Vita portable?
But what if the less than expected sales of the 3DS actually points to a larger problem that portable consoles now face more than ever? What if Nintendo and Sony actually have common foes that are stealing people away from buying their portable devices?
What if the huge rise in popularity of smartphones, iPods and iPads is stealing away potential customers for both their portables?
Should the 3DS situation actually make Sony worried for their PS Vita?
Actually, no. And here’s why.
So why do we believe this . . .
Filed under: Console gaming, Editorial, Game Industry News, GameBanter, Handhelds, Hardware News, Industry News, Mobile Gaming, Xbox 360 | Tagged: 3DS, iPad, iPod, nintendo, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, portable gaming, PS VIta, PSP 2, Saints Row, smartphones, Sony, Sony PS VIta, Sony PSP 2 | 3 Comments »
Posted on 29 July, 2011 by dkpatriarch
Worldwide 3DS Price Drop Echoes PSP Go’s Failure
Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it?
©2011 David Hilton
Trouble in 3D?
Nintendo is following in Sony’s wayward footsteps.
At the very least there are some compelling similarities.
The 3DS may be in trouble, the same way the PSP GO was.
So why the drop, and why now….
Filed under: Blogbanter, Console gaming, Editorial, Game Industry News, GameBanter, Handhelds, Hardware News, Industry News, Mobile Gaming, Press Release | Tagged: 3DS, 3DS price drop, 3DS sale, iPod, Legend of Zelda, List of Nintendo Entertainment System games, nintendo, Nintendo 3DS, nintendo dsi, PS VIta, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Wario (series) | 1 Comment »
Posted on 19 July, 2011 by dkpatriarch
6 Failings Of The Playstation Vita
It looks amazing, but all may not be so rosy
by: AxiDer (formerly AXIS of Reality)
©2011 Alex Baldwin
With the PS Vita’s release inching closer and closer, I’m back once again to cut through the excitement and raise the potential questions and issues that may harm an otherwise excellent console.
Several months ago the companion article to this for the Nintendo 3DS raised similar queries, some of which were remedied upon release and some of which still remain.
Time to see what Sony can do with their second dip in the handheld pool, hot on the heels of the underwhelming Sony Ericsson Xperia Play phone.
What could be the hold back for the Vita?
Filed under: 1st Party Titles, Editorial, Handhelds, Xbox 360 | Tagged: games, NGP, nintendo, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Organic light-emitting diode, Playstation Vita, PS VIta, Sony, Sony NGP, Sony PS VIta, Sony PSVITA, Wi-Fi | 19 Comments »