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‘Night Trap’ Re-release Sparks ‘Night Trap 2’ Development; Work on Sequel to Speed Up After NT1’s Ports are Done

This Friday, the remaster of the classic/infamous full-motion video game Night Trap will be re-released in a limited physical run on August 11 (thanks to developer Screaming Villains & Limited Run Games), while the digital release on PS4 and PC takes place on August 15. Due to the positive feedback of the re-release, its sequel, Night Trap 2, is currently in the very early stages of development as it aims to go into full-speed after the original game’s other remastered ports are finished and released. Another interesting little tid-bit is that the original game director, James Riley, will be heavily involved in the sequel’s development. Continue reading ‘Night Trap’ Re-release Sparks ‘Night Trap 2’ Development; Work on Sequel to Speed Up After NT1’s Ports are Done

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Free Class Translate Sign Another World’s UK Hart – WIRed #106

It’s time for Episode 106 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses free high-profile architectural edu-mah-cation, translating sign language automatically into verbal language, Another World releases for its 20th anniversary, and one of the late-great Owen Hart’s earliest matches! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading Free Class Translate Sign Another World’s UK Hart – WIRed #106

Activision To Ship the Not-Ready-For-Primetime “The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct” in March

Last year’s “The Walking Dead” adventure game from Telltale Games was one of the best games from 2012; it even won Game of the Year from the Spike Video Game Awards and from several other gaming news outlets.  It seems like the comic book series, the AMC television show, and the video game have shown that the franchise can product top quality licensed products….until this.  Because it’s always just a matter of time for someone to shamelessly milk the license for all it’s worth with little effort and respect for the intellectual property, ENTER: ACTIVISION and TERMINAL REALITY’s “The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct” first-person shooter.   Continue reading Activision To Ship the Not-Ready-For-Primetime “The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct” in March

PlayStation Vita Out In Japan Two Weeks Ago; Pre-Order Made!!

Dang, February 22nd, 2012 can’t come soon enough…

Well, the PlayStation Vita is out and about in Japan as of December 17th, and there are quite a few unboxing and gameplay video out accross the internet (mostly in other languages, but the video is good enough).  I’m so pumped for the Vita, I went to my closest Best Buy on the 18th (which I may consider changing to GameStop due to some Christmas gift cards and some trade-in/membership card value…) and put some cash down for my reservation (but like I previously said, I may switch to GameStop; my backlog of games is too great to get MORE games*).

The PlayStation Vita is the successor to the PlayStation Portable (PSP), and has a bunch of new features including: dual-analog sticks, 5″ OLED touch screen, rear touch pad, front and back 640×480 VGA cameras, WiFi/3G/GPS support, backward compatible with PSP games, motion sensors, and much more.  I pre-ordered my $250 WiFi-only version, and I can’t wait to finally pick it up.  This is the first system that I ever pre-ordered/plan to purchase on the release date, breaking my personal rule of waiting a year until after the console launches to purchase it.  This system was just way too good to pass up. Here’s to you PSVita!
*NOTE: I also noticed that bit of irony/contradiction in the last sentence of the second paragraph; I’m aware that a new system would result in MORE games in my backlog.  “Woe is me,” but this is still AWESOME!

"Yakuza: Dead Souls" is Coming to the US in 2012!! MOAR ZOMBIES!!

The Yakuza video game series by SEGA (known in Japan as Like a Dragon) is one of the more underrated critical darlings in gaming.  It can best be described as the Japanese version of Rockstar Games’ popular Grand Theft Auto series, mixed with the short-lived Shenmue series, also made by SEGA.  SEGA is currently working on releasing a new side-story to the Yakuza series with the release of Yakuza: Dead Souls (or Like a Dragon Of The End in Japan) for the PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe in March 2012 (the game has been available for purchase in Japan since June 9th, 2011).

The game itself is a huge departure from the main series storyline, taking place during the events a zombie outbreak in Kamurocho in April of 2011, when the residents of the city have become zombies. The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (which is Japan’s army) was called in to contain the outbreak, but were unsuccessful in doing so, and only one soldier is still alive, Misuzu Asagi. During these events, the legendary former yakuza, Kazuma Kiryu returns from Okinawa after receiving a phone call from a mysterious man who has kidnapped Haruka Sawamura. Now, four men are the only hope and are the only ones who can defend the city and ultimately save it- the mysterious money-lender Shun Akiyama, feared yakuza and construction company owner “Mad Dog” Goro Majima, the recently awoken from deep sleep Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda, and Kazuma Kiryu.  So it’s almost like Zombieland, but Japanese and taking place mostly in the red district!!

Check out the announcement trailer for Yakuza: Dead Souls below, and GET HYPED UP!!

[Thanks to Destructoid for the cover image]