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August 04, 2013

Sorcress grips my smaller than average Rod of Justice tightly (gaming thread)

Gaming stuff, it's below

WIsh I could say that there is a lot of news this past week but I would be lying but this week is saved as Dragon's Crown comes out on Tuesday for the PS3 and the Vita. In this day and age, the beat'em up genre is looked down upon a low score bias but for the most part, Dragon's Crown bucks the tread with a an overall score of 83 in metacritic. That average would be higher if Polygon and The Escapist liked art. But what are you gonna do?

The last trailer for the game before release

Realistically, there are only two other games of note that come out this week:

After a ton of starts and stops, Nintendo finally gets Pikmin 3 out the doors today.

We sadly don't get many of the games in the "Tales Of...." series but Namco decided to throw us a bone with a US release of Tales of Xillia for the PS3. After it bombs, I'm more than likely pick it up myself and be driven insane by the bad dialog that repeats non-stop during combat.

EVE Crap

As last week's thread was posted, I was in the middle of the biggest battle that any videogame has seen in a small system in EVE. The total count of people hit the 4070 mark in the system at a time (CCP can claim that there was no cap but it never got past that number even with people trying to get in). Frankly, the actual fight was crap, no matter how much time it gave me to catch up on my soaps. Though cool, CCP really needs to start on recoding their game to make it multi-threaded. Oh and I'm not gonna call Test cowards but when the mainstream press calls them that, how am I to disagree? In the end, we crushed Test and friends and they slinked off, leaving the region we were invading.


  • Due to their fumbling with the Kickstarter shipments, Ouya offers $13.37 in free credit. It's a good way in boosting their sell rate on games (which was at 27%)
  • Microsoft applies for more patents on their "Fortaleza" project. With these new patents, they're really going off in a more interesting direction compared to Google Glasses. And Considering the road map that was leaked a year or so ago has been 100% correct so far, I wonder if these will actually come out next year.
  • Sony ripped off the wrapper to their upcoming EverQuest reboot. What they've said that their aiming for sounds interesting but I've been down this road with plenty of MMOs before so I dunno. On the plus side, their Forgelight Engine (engine is also the backbone to Planetside 2) really looks good.
  • As their tools mature (there was always talk that MS have been slow on developing their tools compared to Sony), Xbox has been able to bump the GPU clock up a 53MHz to 853MHz. Yay I guess? If nothing else, at least they officially came out with the GPU clock speed which is something that haven't done since they announced the Xbox One.
  • During Capcom's big mobile and social game event where they announced 13 new games, they released a new teaser trailer for Deep Down and the game's Japanese site dubs it as an "online multiplayer RPG". How much on the side of this game is going to be is anyone's guess, it could fall anywhere in the spectrum of say Dragon's Dogma, Monster Hunter or Phantasy Star Online. I personally wouldn't mind something akin to PSO

  • Due to a weak yen and selling some property, Sony makes a $35 million profit last quarter which is nice considering their red hole.
  • Even with a weaker yen, Nintendo's quarter is down compared to last year. Wii U has only shipped 160k units worldwide this past quarter but the 3DS sales are up 12%"
  • On Friday, the Dota 2 tournament, The International kicked off. Some good matches so far in the prelims though it reminds me how BAD Dota commentators are. Surprisingly the Chinese haven't look all that good. Games all day every day till the 10th when the Grand Finals kick off. Currently the money is at $2.8 million dollars in total with more cash added with every compendium sold ($10 item in the game). Now, you can watch every match on Twitch but the real way to watch it is to watch it in the client even if you have to actively dodge Tobi's atrocious casting.
  • A quieter week in gaming,
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