Professor Layton and the Legacy of Super Civilization ‘A’

The final game in the Professor Laytonseries comes out next week in Japan, Professor Layton and the Legacy of Super Civilization ‘A’.  No official state side release has been announced yet but I would assume we could see the game in late 2013 or early 2014.

I’m a big fan of the Professor Laytonseries, kind of sad to think that the series is going to end but it had a very successful run. Perhaps now Level-5 can turn their attention to new games like Dark Cloud 3…

Diablo III coming to Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 plus PS Vita!

The first screenshots of what Diablo IIIwill look like on Playstation 3 have surfaced. I have to admit it’s looking really good and I’m super excited to see Blizzard making console games again. I love Diablo III but have had issues playing the PC/Mac version due to wrist and arm pain. Being able to sit on a couch with a game controller in my hand will make playing Diablo IIIpain free for me. With the reveal that Playstation 4 games will be Remote Play capable built into the PS4, that also makes Diablo III playable on PS Vita!

Pre-order Diablo IIIfrom Amazon

PS4 and PS Vita – Remote Play

Sony has announced the Playstation 4 (PS4) today and with it comes the revelation we’ve all been waiting for. Finally, Remote Play will get it’s day in the spotlight allowing ALL PS4 games to be Remote Play capable via a PlayStation Vita. YES! You’re going to want to buy your PlayStation Vitanow and get ready for Remote Play via Playstation 4.

Updated Video Game Release Date Calendar

Our release date calendar has been updated with the latest dates for PS Vita, 3DS, PS3, Wii U and more. Check it out! New additions include the latest announced games from Nintendo Direct; Animal Crossing New Leaf, Zelda Wind Waker Wii U, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Pokemon X & Y. PS Vita highlights include Killzone Mercenary, Ys Memories of Celceta, and Soul Sacrifice.

Board Gaming: Dominion

I play a lot of games, be it board or video, handheld or console. Between all of them, I enjoy playing a good board game with family and friends far more than any multiplayer video game. A good board game can bring out wonderful human interaction that a video game can’t imitate.

One of my recent favorites in the board gaming realm is a card game called Dominion. I’m a big fan of card games but have struggled to find card games that are fun and exciting for newcomers without being boring or full of complex rules. Dominionfits the bill of being easy to learn and exciting to play. Newcomers are able to pick up the game easily and enjoy building a deck of cards to play with during the game instead of being forced to build one prior to play. Every players starts Dominionwith the same hand of cards and is able to build their deck from the same pool of 10 cards.

Playing recently with my family, I didn’t win a single game with my 10 year old son winning two games and my wife winning the other. This speaks volumes to how well Dominionis designed. Anyone can play the game and be competitive, including those that have never played before.

There are numerous expansionsavailable to the base game which bring even more interesting deck building options to the table. I’ve not yet tried any of them but will start with the Dominion: Prosperityas it’s regarded as one of the better starter Dominion expansions.

Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time for $20

Amazon is selling Sly Cooper: Thieves in Timefor PS Vita at $19.99 and the cross buy version for PS3/Vita is on sale for $29.99. Great deal for a great game! Buy it now.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate bundle offer


Monster Hunter 3 Ultimateis being released on 3DSand WiiUon March 19th. Amazon is offering $20 off when you buy both versions of the game together. Great deal if you’re buying both! You can take your online WiiU save data with you on the go by transferring it to the 3DS version, then transfer your progress back to WiiU.

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Title Update 8

The latest Minecraft: Xbox 360 Editionupdate has been released, Title Update 8 (TU8). Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition costs 1600 MS points on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Changes and Additions:

– Fix for random crash on Kick Player.
– Fix for a random crash on loading the tutorial.
– Fix for freeze when writing on a sign as an autosave starts.
– Fix for crash when attempting to enter an online enabled game session after losing connection to the Xbox LIVE service.
– Performance improvement for the Enchantment interface.
– Fix to display a message when monsters are nearby on trying to sleep in a bed.
– Fix for an issue causing blocks to reappear after being destroyed when the server is busy.
– Fix for Experience Orbs being invisible for a period of time when created.
– Fix for Experience Orbs pick up sound.
– Fix to force a Nether Fortress, Blaze Spawner and Nether Wart to always be present in the Nether for a newly created world.
– Fix for autosave not working when the host has gone into an idle state.
– Fix to increase the spawn rate for Mooshrooms.
– Change to make Blazes drop Glowstone Dust as well as Blaze Rods.
– Fix to player experience level display in two player vertical splitscreen mode.
– Fix for Quick Move not being possible while holding something in the cursor.
– Fix for armor position on Bad Santa when sat down.
– Changed “Download Content” menu to “Minecraft Store”.
– New photo frames for avatar items in the Minecraft Store.
– Fix for Magma Cube hit boxes.
– Added an Awkward Potion to the Potions page in the Creative Menu.
– Fix to show the aura of enchanted items for other players in an online game.
– Fix for tools enchanted with Unbreaking occasionally repairing themselves.
– Changes to improve breeding – Love Mode status is now network synchronised, and animals react more correctly if spawn limits are reached when breeding.
– Fix for issue with “Take Half” in the Brewing Stand interface.
– Fix to allow the map to be displayed when the player has turned off Display Hand.
– Fix for potion effects being removed after using the Nether Portal.
– Fix to stop the item in hand being changed when traveling to/from the Nether.
– Fix for Compass not pointing to the original spawn point after having been in The Nether.
– Fix to allow players to be able to eat food even if they are not allowed to build and mine.
– Fix to allow client players to toggle Custom Skin Animation.
– Fix for player gamertag border color being wrong after a respawn/dimension change.
– Fix for issue in splitscreen where it was possible to craft items without a player having the resources required.
– Fix to remove the Love Mode tooltip when animals are unable to enter Love Mode.
– Change to moderator option description in the Host and Player Options.
– Fix for the submerged edge of the world emitting a faint light.
– Fix for lighting issue with mobs in water.
– Fix to stop food being removed when feeding animals in Creative Mode.
– Fix to stop Bones being removed when taming wolves in Creative Mode.
– Change to make baby wolves tame when born.
– Fix for Blaze Rods not being identified as fuel for a furnace.
– Fix for issue with sky lighting values making bedrock layer fully lit.

Minecraft Creeper Cake Topper

Looking for a Minecraftcake topper for your Minecraft themed cake?  How about a custom Minecraft creepermade out of rice krispie treats?  Simply shape some rice krispie treats into square blocks and make yourself a creeper.  Dye some frosting green and decorate the creeper eyes with some black licorice. To hold him together use some toothpicks.

Finish off your Minecraftbirthday party with some awesome Minecraft themed party favors!

Free 3 Months of Playstation Plus

Buy a Playstation Plus 12 month Subscriptionand get 3 free months!  This is offer is only good for a limited time through March 4th, 2013.  Download codes direct from Amazonare eligible for the free 3 months of PS Plus service.

RIP Vigil Games

The team that brought the world Darksidershas been dismantled today due to THQ’s studios going up for sale in an auction and not a SINGLE CENT being spent on the Vigil Games studio or Darksiders IP.  Is this some kind of sick joke? Darksiders is by far one of my most favorite new IPs of this generation and to see the studio that created it come to an end is very disheartening. Publishers won’t try new things when the majority consumer continues to buy derivative first person shooters every six months.

Read former Lead Combat Designer Ben Cureton’s farewell.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time only $29.99!

When Sly Cooper: Thieves in Timereleases next month on February 5th, PS Vita gamers are in for a sneaky treat.  Sly can be had for as low as $29.99 on Vitaand $39.99 for the PS3version which includes a free copy of the Vita version! Two full games for $39.99? Can’t wait to get my hands on the Vita version of Sly, now at a lower price! The first quarter of 2013 is shaping up to be a great start for gamers with quality games being released on all systems.