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Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (PS Vita) Revisited

Developed by French Bread and Ecole, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is a 2D fighting crossover title between SEGA and ASCII Media Works made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Dengeki Bunko imprint. The roster features 12 playable characters and 18 assist characters from 22 light novels.

The game features a variety of different modes to play in, such as network mode, score attack, survival, and the brand new Dream Duel mode exclusive to the console versions. The game’s playable characters come from various Dengeki Bunko-published light novels, such as Shakugan no Shana, Sword Art Online, Oreimo, and Strike the Blood, while stages come from various SEGA games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Valkyria Chronicles, and Phantasy Star Online 2.

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Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~ The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings Review

Atelier Lydie & Suelle ~ The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is the third and title in the ‘Mysterious’ sub-series of the Atelier games franchise. If you don’t know, Atelier is a long-running turn-based RPG franchise from development studio GUST who has celebrated their 20th anniversary release with this installment. Atelier is a french word which originates from the art community and involves a private studio / workshop in which students and mentors from the community work together to produce fine art under the direction of a visual arts master.

In this series, an Atelier is a workshop in which alchemy is performed for the benefit of the community and profiteering as well as philanthropy of its owner. Each installment of the game series revolves around a different style of objectives and will focus on one or two main characters’ journey throughout the world. Recurring themes include the pursuit of high level alchemy skills, proficiency in battle, and having a positive impact on the betterment of a surrounding community. At times players will even seek justice for an event that puts the world at peril, but these threats aren’t as dark or dominant as in other role playing games, as the series is fun-loving in nature.

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LEGO Jurassic World – Dinosaur Gameplay Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Platform(s): 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U

Dinosaur Gameplay Trailer of LEGO Jurassic World.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Publisher(s): Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer(s): TT Games
Release Date (NA): June 12th, 2015

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Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess – Live Action Announcement Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Live Action Announcement Trailer of Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess.

Genre(s): Action game, Strategy RPG
Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Publisher(s): Tecmo Koei
Developer(s): Tecmo Koei
Release Date (NA): July 14th, 2015

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PlayStation Vita 3000 Trademarked in Japan w/ L2/R2 Buttons + MicroSD Card Support?

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Today it has been discovered that earlier this month the “PlayStation Vita 3000” has been trademarked in Japan by Sony Computer Entertainment. Not much is known about it at this time, and this could end up being an inactive placeholder, however it could also mean that Sony is preparing to re-brand the PS Vita with one more (perhaps final) SKU of their not so popular but high quality gaming handheld device.

Potential new features include L2 / R2 buttons (highly requested), expandable memory ports for non-proprietary memory cards such as SD and/or MicroSD (also highly requested), thirdly there could be a port for Video Output now which has been requested by casual and professional streamers / YouTube channels for some time now, and the device appears to be using the newer and less popular LCD screen which is cheaper to produce than the original model’s OLED but comes in at almost the same quality by a slight margin.

For now this is merely a rumor, but as the TrademarkBot which spotted the request is automated and fairly reliable, it is a very likely rumor. Even with that said, just because Sony has spent some money planning this doesn’t mean they will go through with it. It could be one last push for the PS Vita and see a reveal at E3 2015 for market during this holiday season. Let’s hope so! I always wanted a PS Vita and now that the library is large and there’s some new features on the horizon, Sony just has to make sure it’s cheaper than ever if they want to bring in new sales for this hardware.

[Some Info Sourced: TrademarkBot via Reddit]

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Tales from the Borderlands – Episode 2, ‘Atlas Mugged’ Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Episode 2, ‘Atlas Mugged’ Trailer of Tales from the Borderlands.

Genre(s): Adventure
Platform(s): Windows PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Mobile Version: Android / iOS
Publisher(s): Telltale Games
Developer(s): Telltale Games
Release Date (NA): March 17, 2015

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – Dial Tone Trailer [HD]

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Gameplay of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – Available now for Windows PC, PS4, PS3, and PS Vita.

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Jungle Rumble – PS Vita Review

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Jungle Rumble is a 2D Real Time Strategy / Rhythm game for the iOS and now PlayStation Vita from developer Disco Pixel. Players take control of the group of monkeys, the Mofongo Tribe” as they fend off a neighboring tribe who is trying to steal all of the bananas in their part of the jungle. The game begins with a short intro cinematic and a tutorial on how to play the game. The game will also give a short tutorial whenever a new gameplay mechanic is introduced.

In the early stages of the game, the Mofongo tribe leader will teach you how to move around fluidly. The monkeys throw coconuts at their rivals and team up to fight bigger squads of enemies all while keeping the beat. The moves are placed on a four step rhythm, each representing a different beat of a conga drum.

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When players get used to the basic game mechanics in the first act, Jungle Rumble picks up the pace in the second and the opposition will be come even more fierce. Players will have less time to complete levels and even more monkeys to deal with. When players end each level they will notice that their rating (gold, silver, or bronze) will be determined by how fast they cleared the stage, how many monkeys from their tribe are left standing, and did they dispatch all the enemies before grabbing the bananas and ending the level.

This is where the RTS elements come into play because the player not only has to time their moves to the beat but they also have to watch their foes before they get taken down. The third act will turn the story, as well as the gameplay, upside down and player wits will be tested like never before – but we will not spoil that for you here. The gameplay is fun, very upbeat, and addictive. The music syncs to every move the player makes while in-game.

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Jungle Rumble’s user interface in the menus can be a bit daunting. Some players may find it hard to pick up where they left off in each section and will have to carefully tap the next level order to play. The game also keeps a very fast pace leaving some rhythm-deprived players out in the cold if they don’t time the beats just right.

These quirks aside, Jungle Rumble plays just as smooth as any other great mobile or handheld rhythm game out there on the market. The sound design is something to behold, as the game’s soundtrack completely syncs to the players moves and the conga drums add to the soundtrack as the missing instrument while you play. The graphics and art style are very stylistic and gamers will see the heart and soul that Disco Pixel put into the look of the game.

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Jungle Rumble is a great hybrid among the many other games in the RTS / Rhythm genres. The game boasts a touching story, addictive gameplay, as well as an amazing soundtrack. The game has little blips that may slow down the game’s progression but the game is still wonderful to play. Jungle Rumble also has a bit of a learning curve that some players will have to get used to, though others may grasp in minutes. If you are looking for a new game to add to your PS Vita library or just want to try something different then Jungle Rumble is the game for you.

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Final Verdict:

Jungle Rumble is a fun, cute, and daring mix of both Real Time Strategy and Rhythm game genres. The music and art style blend seamlessly with the gameplay to create an experience like no other. The game does have a couple user interface issues on the PlayStation Vita and the controls take a bit to get used to but all  in all Jungle Rumble is a blast. There is no other game like Jungle Rumble available on the market today and if you are a PlayStation Vita owner or an iOS user this is a must own.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7.5 / 10
RGN Rating: Bronze Game
Developer / Publisher: Disco Pixel

Available On: Vita | iOS | Android

Played On: Sony PlayStation Vita

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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LEGO Jurrasic Park Video Game Announced w/ HD Video

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Teaser of LEGO Jurassic World.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U
Publisher(s): Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer(s): TT Games (Traveller’s Tales)
Release Date (NA): Summer 2015

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Pix The Cat Video Review

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Pix The Cat is a straight up arcade maze game that expands further as players run through combo after combo and even further if they are able to partake in some local co-op, which was also offered up for play. In the following Video Review RealGamerNewz PR Editor Josh and myself (EIC Jon) jump into the game and there are some hilarious moments that might not be expected to take place. Danger, Will Robinson, there is a bit of mature language since Josh was playing while we Reviewed Pix The Cat and he just couldn’t contain himself.

Pix The Cat is available now on Steam, PS4, and Vita.

Additional Features:

  • Over 500 Levels
  • Cannot run into walls
  • Fever Time Enemies
  • Combo Score Multiplier
  • Nostalgia Mode
  • Laboratory Mode
  • Multiplayer mode
  • Stun-shot White Egg Power Pickup
  • Mines Green Egg Power Pickup
  • Rocket Purple Egg Power Pickup

HD Video Review w/ Gameplay:

Developer: Pastagames

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Review Copy Info: Two digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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The Resistance Franchise May Soon Make Its Return On The PS4

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Sony earlier today filed a trademark claim for “Resistance” which was previously being developed by long time Sony partner and now third party developer Insomniac Games. IG let go off the franchise after the poor sales of both Resistance 3 on the PlayStation 3 and Resistance Burning Skies which was PlayStation Vita exclusive and said the future of the franchise would be in the hands of another development team. There has been no further development as of right now of what this trademark could mean but its very possible that we may see Resistance return in some form or fashion to the PS4. Time will tell if Sony will remaster and re-package the Resistance Collection with Burning Skies for the PS4 or find/create another studio to develop another entry in the franchise. Check back to RGN soon for more on this story as well as for all your video game news.

Some information in this article was sourced from The Sixth Axis & NeoGaf

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PlayStation Now’s Monthly Price Plan Announced, Is It Too Much?

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So, everyone under the sun probably wants the ability to rent games from home without needing to wait for discs to show up. But pretty much nobody agrees with the prices Sony has instated on PlayStation NOW (the digital streaming service for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita) especially for long term rentals / streams.

A great solution to this stop-gap preventing digital rentals from really prospering in the PlayStation ecosystem and making noise in the industry overall as they should be, would be to offer a cheap monthly solution similar to Netflix that didn’t require pay for each game.

Such a plan was said to be in the works for months, today Sony has finally announced that plan’s price. But is it too much? Here are the details below, followed by my own personal opinion about the service, where it is today, where it’s going, and how I feel about these price points / feature offers.

PlayStation NOW Pricing:

  • 7 Days Free Trial Offer for new PS NOW subscribers
  • $19.99 – 1 Month Access to “100+ PS3 Games”
  • $44.99 – 3 Months Access to “100+ PS3 Games”
  • OR Continue Renting At Current Prices without Monthly Access

The problem I see with this system is that users are being offered the one month option for $19.99 and feeling like it is too much, when Sony has offered the 3 Month option at a price that essentially reduces that closer to $14.99 (a price we are all too familiar with for monthly services, but has been deemed acceptable by users of services like Netflix in the past). If this could have been debuted for $14.99 a month and some sort of yearly discount like $99 a year or so, people would be much more interested.

Even though this isn’t much more than that, Americans have long had a psychological obsession with numbers in advertising that proves this theory. That’s how the entire 99 cents thing got invented, meaning – when an item costs $19.99 instead of $20.00 a psychological mind trick is being performed on you by the marketing team of that product. Sony failed to keep up with the latest in American marketing when deciding their prices.

So with that in mind, it seems Sony is $5 too high on the monthly fee, and $10 too high on the yearly fee for what people have deemed acceptable as recurring fees in their lives for services like this.

My Conclusion:

For all of the content Sony is offering, they are right to expect great profits. But those profits are going to come from a huge amount of users enjoying to get a great deal on streaming these games, not from abnormally high prices that the rest of the industry is already well beneath.

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PlayStation Plus January 2015 Line-Up

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Today Sony has revealed its full line-up for PlayStation Plus for January 2015 starting beginning next Tuesday January 5th for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita. The Games that will be included this month include Infamous: First Light, The Swapper, Prototype 2, Disney’s Ducktales Remastered, Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition, and WoahDave. Check out the trailer below and be sure to check back to RGN for all your PlayStation news.

 

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Tales From The Borderlands – Episode 1: Zero Sum Review

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Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to get my hands on Tales From The Borderlands for Xbox One thanks to our PR contact at Telltale Games. I was quite excited to get my hands on this game, as I have played all of the previous Borderlands games and I enjoyed playing through The Walking Dead from Telltale Games as well. While you don’t need any prior knowledge of the previous Borderlands games, it doesn’t hurt to have played them before. All the hilarious dialogue and quirky Borderlands moments still come out, even though you aren’t going around guns blazing this time.

In this story-based game players experience an intertwining tale told of Rhys and Fiona’s perspectives during a set of distinctive events that take place within the Borderlands universe. Rhys is a current employer at Hyperion and is in the midst of getting a promotion to find out that he’s been screwed over by his arch nemesis, Hugo P. Vasquez. Rhys then learns of plan that Hugo has set in place to obtain a Vault Key from a man named August in Pandora. From then on where the story goes is completely up to you. Just like any other TellTale game, your decisions change how the story plays out. Whether you want Rhys to become a murderer or  a fast talking con man, it’s completely in your hands.

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Fiona, on the other hand, is already a thief and a con artist. She grew up with much of nothing along side her sister Sasha, always scavenging for every little bit of money they could find. Both eventually becoming thieves and are taken in by a con man by the name of Felix. Fiona’s role in this story is that she is…… well I don’t want to give you all the fun details. Anyhow, she and Rhys end up crossing paths inadvertently creating the chaos of the story. Fiona’s side of the story can be played out in different ways as well. How she is perceived by other characters depends entirely on who you want her to be.

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My time spent in Pandora was most pleasant and quite entertaining. The conversations among the characters had me laughing hard here and there throughout the game. Graphically, the game looks very good. While there are some occasional frame rate issues during the cut scenes, it isn’t enough to be bothersome, but it is visible. The currency system in the game is a little lackluster and seemed a bit pointless for the things you can purchase. It’s entirely possible that the money will play a bigger role in future episodes, but for a first episode the player would apparently need to appreciate the cinematic gameplay style of the installment more in respect to this mechanic’s delayed effect.

I would highly recommend this game if you are looking for humor, a fun story, and of course if you love Borderlands. Telltale does a great job as always with the story-line and character interactions to warrant purchasing this game! The play-through time for me was roughly 2 1/2 to 3 hours but, was well worth the time spent.

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Final Verdict:

If you love playing through the Borderlands series on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, then you’ll definitely enjoy playing through this game and being around some of the funniest / fan-favorite characters from the BL Universe. For weekend warriors or totally new players to the franchise, this is a chance to meet the interesting cast behind all the shooting and hear their stories and learn about the notorious Handsome Jack. While there are a few questionable areas in this game, it is still overall a solid, fun, and entertaining title which leaves room for improvement in a second episode.

Official Trailer:

Behind The Scenes:

Overall Score: 8/10

RGN Rating: Silver Game

Developer: Telltale Games

Publisher: Telltale Games

Available On: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Mac, PS3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360

Played On: Xbox One

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

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Tales from the Borderlands – Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Launch Trailer of Tales from the Borderlands.

Genre(s): Adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Telltale Games
Developer(s): Telltale Games
Release Date (NA): Q4 2014

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