Seeking PayPal Donations

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Or rather, “Will Write 4 Food[-buying Money].”
This blog may not have been as active as I had hoped as I am pre-occupied with gigs and full-time work. Despite that as a fact, however, I still retain the exact same enthusiasm as I had when I started this blog and, as such, had been contemplating for a long time now in turning this free curation to a real-time commitment with the hopes of being in service to my readers by delivering the juiciest, freshest, and hottest news as well as trends that are happening in the gaming world.

You might be wondering why the need for such a long contemplation. Why exactly?

Well, to be candid, I’m short on needed funds to even kickstart the simplest website I could build, let alone its short term or long term maintenance. As most of you probably know, websites do not generate even a single penny unless it’s spent for, a notion shared by many internet companies, primarily Google: which is the kind of website you are reading right now. Hence, the irony of needing money to gain more money.

Why pursue on this when there are many credible sources of gaming information out there?

I do not really intend to compete and be the “best” source of information regarding games out there per se, especially acknowledging that there are existing brands that are way advanced, more entrenched, and more capable as I would hope my brand to be. For me, this is something that is to be as a result of one thing that is very relevant to me which I am very passionate about and not get tired of covering for: gaming. Money (hopefully) is just its second reward.

Like myself, I believe that video gaming is something that has special place to every person–young and old alike–which makes this niche, not just significant to the previous, present, and future generations, but also as an enduring topic reaching its maturity that is something we shall see more of in the coming years.

 

If you think I am indeed a few steps away in materializing this simple dream, why not help out hasten its fruition by donating? Any amount, however little, will be greatly appreciated: https://www.paypal.me/dothackjhe

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US PlayStation Network: 3-Day Flash Sale Starting on April 17

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In a surprising blog post by US PlayStation dated April 17, 2015, Friday, yesterday from today, the US PlayStation Network is conducting massive sales on a variety of action games including action movies which you can buy in either standard or high-definition format from its library dubbed as the “Action Packed Deals.” Get as much as 80% off of some of the games’ original price with games such as the Shadow of the Colossus, Bayonetta, Hitman HD Trilogy as well as other great titles such as the Ninja Gaiden series (yes, from the original Ninja Gaiden up to Ninja Gaiden 3), and others more in its sale. Pictured below are screenshots of some of the actual pricing of the games in addition to some of the movies:

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The offer is available on all Sony platforms namely PS Vita, PS3, as well as PS4 and is only good until April 20, 2015. To get the full list of games and movies available during this sale, click on this link.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Now to Run on Android and iOS Devices with Screen Size Smaller Than 6 Inches

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Initially announced for release on Android tablet devices of at least six inches in size back in December 2014, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has made another release — or should we say, an update — of the same game just recently which enables the game to run on screen sizes lower than 6 inches, such as the average smartphone devices running on Android and iOS.

As of initial release up to the present, the Android version of the game requires the following to work:

  • 1 Gb RAM
  • Android 4.0 or higher

Other than the mentioned major improvement, the recent update gives us the following changes:

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Currently, the game is available on most gaming platforms with the chronological order:

Release date(s) Windows, OS X
March 11, 2014
iPad
April 16, 2014
Windows 8
August 6, 2014
Android tablets
December 15, 2014
iPhone, Android smartphones
April 14, 2015

The game can be downloaded from this link for those who will playing the game on Windows and OS X platforms. But as for smart devices users, Android and iOS, the game can be downloaded on Google Play Store and App Store, respectively.

New Monster Hunter Game To Be Released on 3DS in Japan in 2016

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Credits goes to Polygon.com for this picture.

Just as when we think that the Monster Hunter franchise could not get any different, but only to improve upon existing formula that made the franchise a success since its initial release back on the PlayStation 2, we were proven wrong by being presented with a spin-off game title based on the franchise with Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village on PSP a few years ago, a Patapon-gameplay inspired game based on the Monster Hunter franchise starring the Felynes.

Jump to the present, we are now presented with another Monster Hunter game but not the ones we know of. Introducing Monster Hunter Stories on the Nintendo 3DS handheld system. According to the source, the game was unveiled by Capcom during the recent event called as “Monster Hunter Fest ‘15 Finals” with the hint of it being an RPG, not like the usual Monster Hunter we used to know and love. To get a glimpse of the initial trailer of the game, play on the video below:

The most obvious difference of this game from the traditional Monster Hunter franchise is the graphics with its cel-shaded looks as seen on the protagonist along with his companion, a felyne, whose looks are comparable to the designs of games such as The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, if not better.

While there is much yet to be disclosed in terms of the actual gameplay of the game, Ryozo Tsujimoto, Monster Hunter producer, mentioned about the concept of the game focusing on “riders” instead of “hunters” this time around and will be a role-playing game about these riders and the monsters of the Monster Hunter world.

As of the present, the game is still “in the middle of development” and will be slated for release sometime in 2016 in Japan, according to Tsujimoto.

Dissidia Final Fantasy to be Developed by Team Ninja for Arcade

Dissidia_Final_Fantasy_Arcade_Logo What do you get when you had Team Ninja, developer of the famed game titles Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive franchise, work on an already popular action-RPG game for arcade? Dissidia Final Fantasy on arcade, of course! While Dissidia Final Fantasy being in development for the arcades (possibly not yet the final title given the exact similarity of the titling with the same game that give it root in PSP) is no longer a news given the buzz it had generated not too long ago after being announced for the first time, what is surprising is the developer behind the game — Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja. Apparently, even at the present, Wikipedia is not aware of this fact. On the other hand, it is not also as surprising given Team Ninja’s credibility as a game developer with the likes of Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden on its roster of developed game titles, in addition to Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (PC), Toukiden: The Age of Demons (PSP/PSV), Toukiden Kiwami (PSV), and Hyrule Warriors (Wii U). This is not just rumor given that it was directly disclosed by Square Enix itself during a special occasion we would call the “Closed Conference 2015.” According to Atsushi Morita, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, the game is being developed using the company’s current-gen console’s core system technology. While this may hint that there is a very likely release of the game on PS4, there is not yet an actual official announcement from the company itself, which, at this point may be hard to speculate but is very telling. For now, according to Morita, the company would like the fans to enjoy the game first on arcades. Dissidia-FF-AC-Ann-PV-Clip_007 Were it to be ported for console release, however, the game will not be in development until a year after the game’s official release in arcades, according to a Square Enix producer. Pictured in the said event are the actual prototype models of the arcades that will run the game and whose designs are subject for improvement or future changes. For those wanting to get a first-hand experience of the game will have to go on location tests which will be held in Aichi prefecture, Sendai, and Tokyo in Japan starting this April 17 up until April 19.  Other location tests will also be found in Fukuoka prefecture, Osaka, and again in Tokyo starting on April 24 until April 26. For more information about the game, we will have to wait until then. More screenshots of the game can be found on its official Japanese website. [Update] In a more recent news, Final Fantasy Tactic’s Ramza is said to be a playable character in this game being developed by Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja.


Sources: http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/10/dissidia-final-fantasy-arcade-game-developed-team-ninja/ http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/10/dissidia-final-fantasy-screenshots-show-cloud-terra-others-arcade/