Persona 5 Review (PS3 & PS4)

Think back to the long lost year of 2013. It was a simpler time, when man could walk the streets without fear of dragons falling from the heavens and One Punch Man wasn’t massively popular in the west yet. One day Atlus appeared before mankind and gifted him a trailer that showed chairs tethered with balls and chains and liberal use of the color red. The video ended with a line of text that read Persona 5 Winter 2014 for PS3. Mankind went wild with excitement and praise for the gift bestowed upon them by the Atlus overlords and for a brief moment all was right with the world until man realized the newest console on the market was Playstation 4. After some time the God Emperors of Atlus decided time was on their side and worked tirelessly to present Persona 5 to man for the PS4, thus adding an extra layer of polish. And after a series of events, Persona 5 was placed in the hands of man in Japan and months later… the rest of the world. Continue reading “Persona 5 Review (PS3 & PS4)”

LEGO Dimensions Does Toys-to-Life Right

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Warner Bros. has announced the details for the upcoming expansions to LEGO Dimensions, their take on the toys-to-life business, and I must say they’re going about it the right way. In all 17 new packs will be released to expand the game play of the already stellar game that was released last year. Some of these new packs will simply add new characters to the playable roster, others will add completely new adventures to be had, all based on very popular properties across movies and TV shows.

It all begins on September 27th when the first of the new sets arrive. Those sets are:

Ghostbusters Story Pack (which includes content based on the upcoming Ghostbusters film such as Abby Yates minifig, and a 3-in-1 Ecto 1 vehicle)

Adventure Time Level Pack
Mission Impossible Level Pack
Harry Potter Team Pack
Adventure Time Team Pack
A-Team Fun Pack

From there additional expansions will be released.

“We’ve built upon the existing LEGO DIMENSIONS Starter Pack to expand the gameplay possibilities with entirely new LEGO experiences that can’t be found anywhere else,” – Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games

Read on for further details about what will be released throughout the Fall and into next Summer.

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Skylanders Imaginators Lets You Create The Hero

Imagination. That’s what the newest game in the Skylanders franchise uses. The power of a child’s imagination. Skylanders Imaginators was announced today. The game, which launches in October, will for the first time, give the player the ability to really create their own characters. Previous games would allow you to mix and match some parts to create unique characters, however, not to this amount of … Continue reading Skylanders Imaginators Lets You Create The Hero

Shannon’s Top 10 Games of 2015

2015 has been a year filled with new things for me and my family. I got a new job that has allowed me to spend more time at home and subsequently more time playing games. I also picked up a PS4 which is new as I’ve always waited till a system was “on it’s way out” to pick it up on the cheap and have an extensive library of games to play. As the year has drawn to a close and I’ve spent weeks thinking over the good times, you are about to read the list of the best times. These are my top ten games of two thousand fifteen.

10. Guitar Hero Live (PS4)

Before 2015, I hadn’t played a Guitar Hero game since Guitar Hero 2 on my PS2. I was a late adopter of the PS3 and plastic instrument games were on their way out of the market. Guitar Hero Live has been a great surprise to me though by adding a new button layout and old school MTV like service that keeps me interested every time I pick up the new guitar.

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Contest: Win a copy of Yakuza 5 for PlayStation 3!

EDIT: The contest submission window is closed. The winner will be announced on episode 293 of the Nintendo Okie Podcast. Our friends at Sega of America were kind enough to provide us with a copy of Yakuza 5 to give away to one lucky winner! All you need to do is submit a Yakuza-themed haiku to: Here is a short podcast where we explain the … Continue reading Contest: Win a copy of Yakuza 5 for PlayStation 3!

Yakuza 5 Releases in the Americas and Europe on December 8th

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During today’s PlayStation Experience keynote, Sony and Sega announced Yakuza 5 will be releasing in the Americas and Europe on Tuesday, December 8th.

This means that the 15% pre-order deal in the Americas will only last through Monday, Dec. 7.  If you’ve already preordered the game through PSN,  pre-loading will be available soon so you can have it ready ahead of Tuesday’s release.

Taking place across five different cities in Japan, Yakuza 5 follows five protagonists who have been involved with various Yakuza syndicates in the past. Through a series of events, the protagonists are forcibly dragged back into the seedy underworld of Japan and will need to rely on their fighting, driving, shooting, and dancing skills to survive.

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Shovel Knight Getting Amiibo With Wii U Exclusive Features And Free DLC On All Platforms


Shovel Knight is digging its way back into the news! This time, in a more physical manner. As we all know, Shovel Knight is getting a retail release this October on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and 3DS. However, what we just learned during the Nindies@Night event that Shovel Knight is also getting an Amiibo. That’s right, Shovel Knight will be the first indie game character to receive an Amiibo and the Amiibo functions will be exclusive to Wii U.

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Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn Hits Five Million Registered Accounts

Square Enix recently announced that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has reached 5 million registered accounts. Of course, by registered, this means it doesn’t include free trials. That said, it does include Playstation 4, Playstation 3, PC and the short-lived Mac version. Furthermore, it also includes markets in Japan, North America, Europe, and China. This number and the overall install base are expected to … Continue reading Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn Hits Five Million Registered Accounts

NIS America Sale Going On Now

NIS SaleInterested in a bunch of games published by NIS America, but don’t want to break the bank? Well good thing they’re having a sale right now. More than 20 titles published by the company including games in the Disgaea and Danganronpa series’ are on sale. PS+ members can get some of them for up to 80% off right now.

The sale runs from today until August 11th at Noon. Head past the break to see the full list of games on sale.

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