Monthly Archives: November 2013

Six Current-Gen Ports I’d Like to See on Next-Gen Consoles

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By Gabe Carey

This generation of consoles has been notoriously remembered as emphasizing previous generations far too often with HD remasters of older games appearing quite liberally whether it be at retail or by means of digital distribution. I, however, think that HD ports are quite helpful in those studying the history of interactive media and even those who simply missed out on these games during their prime eras. For instance, without the release of Jak and Daxter Collection on PS3 in 2012, I would have never played any of those renown titles, but I’m certainly glad I did and I’m thankful for that release. Gamers often discount that perhaps some people were too young or too busy to remember many of the original counterparts to these re-releases and that while they can commonly be perceived as quick cash-grabs, HD re-releases benefit gamers and potential gamers around the world with their nifty ease of nostalgic presence, making them much more accessible than on the consoles they were originally compatible with.

Persona News Floods the Gates

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What was an excruciatingly long wait between drippings of anything Persona related, Atlus has opened the doors on not one, but four new Persona games coming out in the next year.

Aquapazza Review

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by: Dominic Dimanche

Aquapazza, a fighting game consisting of characters from visual novels dating back to 1997 would have never had a chance stateside in the past. But thanks to Atlus, the patron saint of niche titles, this peculiar little gem has come to us at last.

Knack Review

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By Gabe Carey

I wanted it to be good…

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Among my most disappointing affairs this year, Japan Studio’s platform beat ‘em up, Knack is among the worsts. With game development veteran and PlayStation 4 architectural designer Mark Cerny directing the homage to some of the greatest PS One classics of all time, my first impression of the game, based on early footage alone, was ironically, “What could possibly go wrong?” Unfortunately karma got the best of my unprecedented confidence in the game and Knack is now occupying a space on my shelf that will soon, with bold optimism, be replaced with a game with a little more quality assurance backing it, assuming someone would be as naive as I was in purchasing this filth.

Second Son Brings in the Light Show

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Infamous Second Son has showcased the destructive force of new hero Delsin’s smoke powers, now with the latest trailer his newest neon based powers are given time to shine.

Minecraft: Skyrim Mash-Up Pack DLC

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By James Daly

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The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! Skyrim has finally received it’s official 8-bit-styled makeover and is on sale from the Xbox Live Marketplace now.

Killzone Shadow Fall Review

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By: Dominic Dimanche

During a mission into enemy territory, I just survived a fervid fire fight against a squad of Helghan troops – an enemy I have fought for years. After I escaped, I came upon an impoverished husband and wife, the husband demanding to commit suicide with a pistol in his hand saying how he wants to “die on his own terms.” All the while, I am standing watching it all unfold between these two NPCs.

Bioshock Infinite Buried At Sea Episode 1 Review

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By James Daly

‘Bioshock Infinite’ is, for many, the best game of 2013. In a world dominated by FPS titles, this game managed to grab your attention with a stunning visual experience, compelling plot devices, and an environment rich in entertainment. After all of this, it’s fair to say the waiting public expected big things from the new ‘Buried At Sea – Episode 1’ DLC, but did they get it?

A Message To Game Developers About Pre-Order DLC

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By Bram van den Berg

Games on almost all platforms have been offering extra content to those who reserve a copy of a game before it’s released. This is meant to promote sales of course and test consumer loyalty, but can it be done better?

Knack Co-Op: Remote Play Hands-On PS4

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By Gabe Carey and Eli Orth

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Gabe Carey is Editor-In-Chief at B-TEN.com. He is a ladies’ man, but only on the Internet.

You can sympathize for him by reading his thoughts on Twitter @Thats_Bullogna.

Destiny Beta Coming First to Playstation, New Trailer Revealed

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Bungie announced that the Playstation will get early access for the Beta first along with a fancy new trailer during Sony’s Playstation 4 launch.

PS4 Hands-On Impressions

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By Gabe Carey

B-TEN.com Editor-in-Chief Gabe Carey provides in-depth analysis of the PlayStation 4’s user interface as well as some Killzone: Shadow Fall gameplay.

Video: PS4 Initial Configuration Walkthrough

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By Gabe Carey

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Gabe Carey is Editor-In-Chief at B-TEN.com. He is a ladies’ man, but only on the Internet.

You can sympathize for him by reading his thoughts on Twitter @Thats_Bullogna.

Video: Need For Speed: Rivals – Remote Play Hands-On PS4

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By Gabe Carey

Good God… It works. It actually works.

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Gabe Carey is Editor-In-Chief at B-TEN.com. He is a ladies’ man, but only on the Internet.

Video: PlayStation 4 Unboxing

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By Gabe Carey

And so the coverage begins…

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Gabe Carey is Editor-In-Chief at B-TEN.com. He is a ladies’ man, but only on the Internet.