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.

If you want to see Yakuza 5 in action, check out the following developer interviews and live streams: Continue reading “Yakuza 5 Releases in the Americas and Europe on December 8th”

Console Companies Joining IARC

One of the biggest hurdles for developers has been getting their games rated. It’s one of the big reasons why region-locking exists. The good news is, this all may change soon. GoNintendo is reporting that the German ratings board, USK, is joining the International Age Rating Coalition (IARC). The IARC is claiming that several digital distribution services, including all three console companies services, are also … Continue reading Console Companies Joining IARC

P.T. Completely Removed From PSN

Man, the saga behind Konami and Silent Hills continues to grow. A couple of weeks ago it was announced that the company was going to be removing P.T., the playable teaser for their upcoming Silent Hills game, from the Playstation Network. That happened last week on April 29th. It was not available for new downloads, but it was still available for people who had previously … Continue reading P.T. Completely Removed From PSN

PSN Under Constant Attack

This past holiday season was one of the most exciting holidays for gaming families. All the systems were out and available for people to purchase at very reasonable prices. The holiday season was also packed with games for every type of taste. This is also why the holiday season was even more disappointing for excited new console owners. The server downtime due to DDoS attacks … Continue reading PSN Under Constant Attack

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Heading to Consoles

Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate was released on the Vita and the 3DS last year.  It told the story of events that took place between Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum.  The game was developed by Armature Studios and featured a 2.5D perspective with a slightly modified version of the combat system from the 3D releases of the series. Now the game is making the … Continue reading Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Heading to Consoles

Mutant Mudds Deluxe Review (PSN)

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If you haven’t yet been privileged to assume the role of Max in this dirty adventure, Renegade Kid has made it available on another platform! Is there anywhere they won’t put Mutant Mudds? Anyway, grab your warer pistols folks, the muddy invasion has made it’s way to PSN!

What You Need To Know

I’m not going to go into much detail here. Considering there have been countless releases of this game on multiple platforms, you can read Tony’s review of the 3DS version HERE and his review of the Wii U version HERE if you’d like more information about the story or overall game’s design.

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To be honest, I was originally skeptical about how Mutant Mudds would port to a high definition platform. In my past experiences, taking a game with the looks of an old SNES game and blowing them up on a 42″ screen just mucks up the original look and feel that you remember. Having only played this game in the past on my 3DS, both the PS Vita’s OLED screen and my HDTV when playing it on the PS3 bring a new life to this beautiful game! The work that has been done to make Mutant Mudds look astounding in HD shows you that Renegade Kid is capable of making a game look good on anything. Continue reading “Mutant Mudds Deluxe Review (PSN)”

Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 187

What is there to talk about this time of year? Well, we don’t know either. There isn’t any news to speak of. So we talk about the games we have been playing as we make fun of Ethan in his medicated state. It’s fun. episode-187 Starring – Tony, Micah, Ethan, Shelby Run time – 1:26:46 You email us questions, we answer them. That’s how this … Continue reading Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 187