Why You Should Buy A PS VITA – Reason 3

Reason 3: FPS Games on the PSVITA! Gameboy Advance, DS and even the PSP/GO all struggled to offer a true FPS experience. Put simply…the consoles just lacked the horse power to thrust you into a believable perspective, with the enemies and weaponry to match. Finally, a hand-held has been released that possesses the brute strength to pull such games off! Get ready to blow s$&! up because the PS VITA has landed! While many PS VITA games are still being created and remain behind closed doors, we still have one superb example of an incredible PS VITA FPS. Resistance: Burning Skies is due for release May 2012 and we have to say…it’s looking fantastic! The PS VITA FPS takes place after the events of Resistance: Fall Of Man. The first thing you’ll notice are the graphics of this hand-held release…it simply doesn’t look like a portable version! The environments, enemies and weaponry are like that of a next-gen console release with highly detailed Hybirds and awesome explosive effects! Although graphics may be the first focus for such a hand-held release, gamers will also need to feel comfortable with a friendly control layout. Yes, the PS VITA may be missing the R2 and L2 buttons but the PS VITA is also the first Sony hand-held to offer touch screen technology. This means that simple movement (jumping, crouching etc.) can be mapped to buttons, while more offensive moves (grenade tossing, melee etc.) are executed by simple on-screen icons. These touch screen commands have been placed directly above the analog sticks and at the bottom of the screen to ensure ease of use and keep the main perspective clear. With the power to create and pull the player into an immersing FPS world, the PS VITA is already proving to be one unstoppable hand-held force. Resistance not only looks next-gen, it plays...

PS VITA Games And Manuals

Game instruction manuals not only provide us players with essential control and gameplay information, they also seem to add to the overall value and satisfaction of our game purchases. Even now, it still seems strange opening a DVD that doesn’t contain any form of booklet or leaflet. Is it totally necessary? Well, not really. DVD’s don’t really require such a thing, but it’s that sad and empty space to the left of that plastic case, that makes you feel you’re missing something… Games are obviously a lot more different from DVD’s. Manuals ARE necessary to help guide us in solo and online play. But how would you feel if a particular platform completely ditched the manual booklet? PS VITA is the first platform to actually do this, taking full advantage of the hand-held consoles Wi-Fi capabilities and simply allowing you to connect and download the full manual, instead. We must admit, although our first thought was that sad and gloomy feeling of emptiness, in fact…the positives easily outweigh that one negative feeling. Here’s why: 1) Game production costs will be reduced (although we’ll have to wait for a bit…the console has only just been released) 2) Pre Owned PS VITA games will be much easier to obtain in mint condition (no more ripped or missing manuals…because there arn’t any!) Although many of us gamers will still need to get used to that empty space, it still spells good things for the platform, our wallets and our future game collections. Just be sure to connect your PS VITA and download that manual asap....

Shenmue and Skies Of Arcadia HD Remakes

The recent Game Developers Conference has given Dreamcast fans another reason to stock-up their PSN wallets. As well as an HD remake of Jet Set Radio Future, SEGA’s Ben Harborne, stated that they “may” be working on HD remakes of Shenmue and Skies Of Arcadia. Finally, it seems SEGA are taking the gloves off, pushing for top download positions on both XBL and PSN. ———————————————————————————————————————————- Related Articles – Shenmue 3 on Kickstarter – PS3 and PC launch exclusive ———————————————————————————————————————————- Although nothing has actually been officially announced, you can bet that statement from SEGA’s brand manager meant Shenmue HD and Skies Of Arcadia HD are being worked on…but they’re just in no shape to promote right now. Jet Set Radio Future HD is currently scheduled to be released in the summer. SEGA are reportedly having problems with a full and original soundtrack due to music licensing issues, but Ben Harborne did make clear that 70% of Jet Set Radio Furure’s original soundtrack has been brought over to the HD remake. Keep it at D4G for more news on these Dreamcast classic HD remakes!...

GAME Not Stocking Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

CAPCOM is the latest publisher on the ‘no can do’ list for GAME. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is set for release Friday March 23rd but GAME have now officially announced that financial woes will prevent the store from stocking the survival horror shooter. This was obviously news to many GAME retailers who already had pre-order cases of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City on display in their stores (so many will need to be refunded). Capcom’s official announcement also stated that Gamestation websites and retail stores, could also be without the new survival horror release. This could mean that Gamestation are actually in the same situation as GAME, despite their Gameplay.co.uk takeover very recently. A search for GAME’s missing releases on that Gamestation website, also proved that a recent takeover hasn’t allowed them free-rein as far as stock purchasing is concerned. Although few publishers have refused Game and Gamestation new releases, many have supported the retailers through this tough time. One such company is Sony, who are reported to have still shipped the retail giant generous amounts of PS VITA units, despite their financial situation. OpCapita (the new owners of 249 Comet stores) have showed great interest in buying GAME. Lets hope at least one of these major retailers can pull through....

Binary Domain – Team Command Mechanics

It’s really good to see Sega back in the developing saddle with SEGA CS1 recently developing and publishing Binary Domain. While this game is pretty much The Terminator game that everyone wanted, we couldn’t help but focus our attention on SEGA’s experimental tweaks to the command mechanic. A gameplay element developers have remained pretty loyal to throughout the years. Binary Domain plays very much like Gears of War. It uses a familiar third-person view point with wall mounting, jumping and a cover-to-cover movement command system. Binary Domain’s weapons certainly don’t lack oomph, with excellent muzzle flash effects, recoil animations and rumble features that make you feel as if the weapons are actually in your hands! Add some cool weapons designs, including a kick-ass futuristic sniper scope (remember, the scope makes the rifle in an FPS) and Binary Domain offers quite a lot for the third-person action enthusiast. We referred to The Terminator games earlier and that’s exactly what you’ll first think of Binary Domain…but in a good way! Merge the stories of i Robot and The Terminator and you pretty much have Binary Domain. AI developed to the standard of intelligent servants, only to then turn on humanity with devastating consequence. You’ll see damaged cyborgs pull themselves toward you on the ground, cyborgs disguised as humans and huge machines that will take more than your standard issue to bring down. All very similar to The Terminator but crafted very well in a war-torn Tokyo and far, far better than any officially licensed Terminator game we’ve ever played. Binary Domain also gives the player the opportunity to select their ideal squad before missions. Here, you can opt for certain battlefield strategies such as a sniper, explosive or heavy weapons specialist. But while these give a certain tactical edge to Binary Domain, we can’t help but feel command mechanic experiments may...

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