Justin Mienkiewicz

Import Play: Sengoku Basara 3 Utage

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (also known as Sengoku Basara 3 in Japan) hit the West on October 12, 2010 with unfortunately abyssmal sales.  Because of the low sales (due to absolutely no marketing in the West) Capcom has unfortunately decided to not release Sengoku Basara 3 Utage (also known as Sengoku Basara 3: Party) in the West.  For those who have no idea what the Sengoku Basara franchise is...

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD hits PSN

After being announced about a year ago with updates on it’s progress and release date few and far between, the final Oddworld installment finally sees its HD remake hit the PSN in North America.  For those who are unaware of what Stranger’s Wrath is like, it’s a fantastic game with a ccombination of FPS/adventure elements surrounding the story of the titular stranger, a bounty hu...

FFXIII-2 Gets Xbox 360 Exclusive DLC

Square Enix announced today that, among the slew of DLC already announced, the Xbox 360 version will be getting at least one exclusive, the Azrael Bow.  The bow is a collaboration between Microsoft and Square Enix, meaning it’s only going to be available for 360 users (at a price).  The price is a scant 80 MS points ($1), though due to Microsoft’s “monopoly money” currency,...

Pokemon + Nobunaga’s Ambition crossover for DS

Yup.  That’s not a thing I would have ever imagined coming to fruition, but it’s happening and it actually looks pretty cool.  This collaboration between Tecmo Koei and the Pokemon Company was recently revealed at the Jump Festa in Japan.  For those who don’t A) live in Japan or B) have a love of Japanese culture, Nobunaga’s Ambition is a strategy role-playing franchise dev...

Armored Core V’s Over Weapons

Fans of the Armored Core series should be happy to know that From Software’s newest installation, Armored Core V, is adding a new slew of weapons that are sure to turn some heads.  Dubbed “Over Weapons”, presumably due to their immense size and power, these tools of destruction are famed for being able to destroy a mech in one fell swoop and look cool while doing it. Those who pr...

Coincidences, insight and myths about Pokemon

It’s no surprise that the world of Pokemon is host to it’s fair share of secrets and little known facts, but how many have you actually heard of?  Have you heard the one about how Kanto had a massive war and how Ash is actually the first generation to grow up during post-war peacetime?  What about the one where Ash unknowingly kills Gary’s Raticate which culiminates in Gary’...

Ico/Shadow of the Colossus HD remake $10 off today only

So even though this HD remake collection doesn’t hit stores until September 27th, if you pre-order on Newegg today only you can get it for a mere $30 instead of $40.  Simply head on over to Newegg, pre-order the game and then enter “24HRSALE713K” into the promo code box to knock off the $10. For those who have never played these and don’t know what to expect (shame on you) ...

Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends revealed

A little while ago Tecmo Koei tweeted that they had a surprise to reveal about Dynasty Warriors 7.  That surprise has now been outed by Famitsu as the Xtreme Legends expansion for Dynasty Warriors 7.  Diehard fans of the series are sure to be pleased with this release as it alleviates some of the concerns and desires that the vocal fans have had since the main game released back in March.  Namely,...

Man vs Wild VI: Infinity Bear Saga

Check out this pretty awesome clip of what Man vs Wild would be if it was an 8 bit, old school RPG.  Whether you’re a fan of the series or only know about it from pop culture references, you should feel right at home with this highly accurate interpretation of Man vs Wild.  It has all of the informative and engrossing aspects the real show has, eating bugs, obsession with urine, the untruthf...

Possible new features to be added to PS3

So PSN is still down roughly a week after this whole debacle has started.  Arguments over who is to blame are largely over and done with, leaving one of the big questions left for the users to ask is, “So what am I getting out of this?”  Sony has thought of that too, especially considering that some users do pay a fee for services on PSN such as Qirocity, PSN+ and DC Universe.  Sony ha...

New theory sheds light on PSN outage

A moderator over at PSX-Scene seems to have a much better explanation than Sony as to why the PSN has been down these past 6 days.  The long and short of it is that a new CFW (custom firmware, aka hack) called Rebug allowed users to turn their PS3 into the PS3 dev console, more or less.  This basically gave them many of the privileges that developers have access to, along with access to the dev PS...

PSN update – Anon didn’t do it

Small but meaningful update on the current failure of PSN.  AnonOps (Anonymous group who has been involved with previous attacks on Sony) has released another video explaining that they are not the cause.  They state that it may be possible that individual users could be the culprit, this is not the collectives wishes and they do not condone it. What is much more likely (and logical) is that Sony ...

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