Minimur, WTH Happened This Week? A /Talk Poll worth attention, iDroid Iphone case from Konami, and 3d Pokemon!

April 8, 2014

Aside from the usual rubble I usually post on here, I thought I’d mention a Pokemon fan game we’ve all been waiting for, and something ia couple more games for our Vita!

But! Like always, The Vita games come first.

I’m sure you all remember the game Vita Pets that I spoke about in a  weekly blog  back in August, well it’s finally got a release date of 4th June, the announcement on the PlayStation blog also listed a few more details, have a gander here:

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/04/02/playstation-vita-pets-release-date-new-gameplay-details/

Speaking of the PlayStation blog, they have added plenty new features to their commenting system, including replies, kudos system,a larger text limit (from 1,250 to 2,500), for users of the PS Blog they will know how brilliant this is (for those who don’t, you think this section is silly :) )

Okay, to make up to those who think this is silly, here’s a new trailer for PS4 game SOMA, from the creators of the game Amnesia.

If you just watch the trailer, besides from looking fantastic it seems pretty pointless. So here’s a quote from the PS Blog which seems to explain it:

That’s right, our next game will be set deep below the water’s surface – at the bottom of the sea.

Here’s a fact, 77% of our earth is on the edge of the ocean, I have no idea why I remember this pointless bit of information from my geography lesson, but I’m like that!

Most of our earth is covered in ocean, and yet it’s something that we know very little about. It is an incredibly hostile environment filled with strange creatures, and it is right on our door step.

Most of the ocean is devoid of sunlight and inhospitable to us. The differences in pressure between the surface and even a modest depth of 100 meters is enough to turn a human into mush. That pressure, that depth, is nothing compared to the true ocean deeps. And as if this isn’t enough, the creatures living there seem like they’re from another world. Gigantic squid, luminescent fish and creatures that are all mouths and teeth are only the start. If you dive down any distance you enter into a realm of monsters.

This game is shaping up to be something special, and let’s hope the story delivers with such an awesome setting!

There was plenty on the PS Blog to mention in this weeks news, something else is that an inFamous second son update has been announced which adds a lot of requested features like:

  • 30FPS frame lock option
  • You can change the time of day after beating the game
  • Turn HUD off
  • Various bug fixes

He also gives us a time frame as to when the update will go live:

We’re all working hard to release these updates as soon as we can. Time wise, the earliest we could have the patch and new features ready is in about two weeks from now, so stay tuned for another update and we’ll let you all know as soon as they’re ready to go live.

For those of you who decided to buy Minecraft on the PS3, there has been some new skin packs announced for it, in the form of PlayStation icons.

They come in 3 packs, and include characters from Uncharted, Heavy Rain and also Sly Cooper

Here’s the Uncharted and Heavy Rain pack:

So let’s talk about /talk, one of our resident moderators and testers SMOKE has put up a poll and bribed me to mention it this week. He’d like a few more votes on his poll as to whether he should delete his results from his VHBL tests if a kernel exploit is released for the same game he has tested the VHBL under, my personal opinion? No. It’s something that is a pretty awesome reference and still provides download ready save files to insert into  your exploit.

Here’s the poll, it only takes 3 clicks, click on the link, choose yes or no, press submit. Done.

http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=37612&view=viewpoll

The results at the moment are 4 yes to 7 no,  I expect the results to shoot up now!

Go my wololoers! :)

Next in the news comes in the form of an April Fools joke.

The Frostbite team at EA made a few jokes about the Wii U through twitter, and after making the news that it was supposedly out of order, they were deleted.

Here’s the tweets:

Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optimized for Mario and Zelda.

Frostbite will power #HalfLife3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive.

Good news, we have finally fixed and optimized our ‘netcode’. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on #WiiU.

In all honesty, if I knew what ‘quantum entanglement’ was, I’d probably be annoyed, but I really don’t see what’s wrong with it. At the end of the day it’s a joke, and the only reason they were seen as out of order and nasty was because it’s EA, and everyone should be aboard the EA hatetrain.

It’s funny, it’s a joke, it’s April fools.

After this made the news as being naughty, EA even put out an apology on behalf of Frostbite:

You know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun, We know that I’ve been blogging for a year, which I mentioned a month ago, but in a few weeks I will have been writing the weekly summary for a year, too.

Surprising, right? I had no idea I started this time last year with the summary!

For those of you who are interested, here it is:

http://wololo.net/2013/04/21/minimurs-weekly-news-summary-the-cryengine-sly-cooper-on-vita-more/

I haven’t had a 60+ comment article in a while…..

Next up we’ve got news on MGS V. Hideo Kojima has showed off the iPhone case in the style of the IDroid in the game, seen in this video below 1 minute in:



as cool as this is, I wouldn’t want to be seen with it, imagine having to explain it to everyone you know.

‘well there’s this game…’

Next up is something that I’m really excited about. and I’m sure everyone has been wanting a game like this, it’s pokemon but in third person 3d mode, it’s in it’s early alpha stage so you can only walk around and fight 2 different animals with your 3 starter pokemon. But it’s got extreme potential and let’s hope Nintendo don’t go crazy and force it to be destroyed. being as it’s the game is called Pokemon NXT

If you want to give the ‘game’ a try yourself, head here to wander around:

http://www.kongregate.com/games/PokemonNXT/pokemonnxt-0-1

The soundtrack is also a remastered version of the original ‘I want to be the very best’. I currently have the tab open now just to listen to it!

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