Indie Hack ‘n’ Slash Game Lost Soul Aside Getting Funded By Sony

The promising looking Lost Soul Aside is getting backed by Sony. Yang Bing, developer and sole creator of the project, revealed on Twitter that he will be able to produce the game as a timed PS4 exclusive with a 2018 release window

It’s all exciting stuff but keep in mind that there’s still ways to go before this ends up becoming a full product. We also want to keep our excitement levels in check before we have another No Man’s Sky scenario on our hands.

Regardless I wish Yang Bing all the best. He deserves a shot given how well received his trailer turned out.


35 Minutes of Final Fantasy XV Running On Latest Build

Final Fantasy XV is nearly upon us. If you’re itching to see the improvements of the delay that I suggest checking out the latest 35 minute preview from Famitsu. Some of the footage may reveal slight spoilers.


The footage shows various scenes including some reworked areas (I think one of them was the cave from Duscae). The improvement in performance and visual quality is also exceptional, this game’s delay was certainly justified after watching this. It’s so detailed and smooth that at times it makes me wonder how they pulled it off on the regular PS4 model.

Final Fantasy XV will arrive on November 29th for PS4 and Xbox One.


REPORT: Nintendo Switch Battery Life is Expected to Run For 3 Hours Maximum

Just when the hype surrounding the Nintendo Switch was starting to pick up, this happens.

A credible source (Laura Kate) has discovered lots of details regarding Nintendo’s newest home system such as the triggers being analog (thank God!) Sadly the biggest mystery surrounding its battery life seems to be what we expected: weak.

Source A (Nintendo) described the Switch as having a “mediocre” battery life. Source B (Ubisoft) has said a maximum battery life of three hours.

Well, that’s just terrible. Keep in mind that most mobiles that run high-end games typically last for this long, but we’re talking about a handheld game system were battery life plays a bigger role. Maybe this is why Nintendo wanted to market it as a home console first and foremost?

Another interesting tidbit is regarding the dock. It will apparently give the system a slight boost in performance most likely to display games at 1080 as opposed to the screen’s 720p display.

Time will tell if any of this is real however. Nintendo made it clear that that this is all the info we’re getting this year regarding the Switch. More news and tech specs should begin to surface early next year.


Celebrate 20 Years of Pokemon With This Nostalgic Trailer

The Pokemon series is officially 20 years old. It’s hard to believe 2 decades ago millions would celebrate in TV shows, merchandise, cards, and movies over a Gameboy title.

The new Sun and Moon trailer titled “Evolutions” perfectly sums up the nostalgia we feel and why even until today we hold the series so dearly close to our hearts.

Pokemon Sun and Moon arrives November 18 exclusively on Nintendo 3DS. A free demo is available to download right from the eShop.


Introducing The Nintendo Switch

Nintendo have revealed the Nintendo NX and it’s called Switch or The Nintendo Switch. Nice!

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Here’s the trailer

As we’ve heard from rumors and leaks, the device is indeed be a hybrid console/handheld. Play your games on the big screen with a controller or play on the go. The side controllers can detach to form two players.


The games confirmed so far are:

  • Zelda Breath of The Wild
  • Splatoon (Yes!)
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Skyrim Remastered
  • NBA 17
  • New Unnannounced Mario Game

A list has also appeared showing which studios are expected be on board.


The Switch will also use cartridges as described in the leak as well. This make sense considering that it acts as a portable system as well.

The Nintendo Switch will arrive on March 2017. Zelda Breath of the Wild is expected to be a launch title. Details on pricing have yet to be revealed.


Nintendo Will Reveal NX Info Today (Finally)

After months of radio silence, Nintendo are now finally ready to talk about the NX with a surprise reveal of sorts happening today.

This has lined up nicely with a rumor stating the reveal would be today or the 21st. One thing that we have to keep in mind that this is a preview or teaser which will possibly include a name drop at best. I imagine this will be followed up with another full detailed video about the NX and what it really is.

The best example would be how the PS4 was teased before its E3 2013 reveal.

Regardless the hype is now real. Nintendo from are going full steam ahead with its campaign push in order to meet its expected March release date.


PS VITA Gets Custom Themes Thanks To Hack

The PS VITA Henkaku hack has erupted the past few weeks resulting all sorts of cool mods, emulators, and of course piracy. Among the cool mods is the ability to create custom themes.


Custom Themes Manager is a simple application for PlayStation Vita that allows you, as the name implies, to fully manage your Custom Themes direcly from the console. The user can browse, view, download and install Custom Themes from the online repository of on his PSVita directly from the same application, without the need to use the Internet Browser, external apps or mods to the database or to connect the console to a PC. This application also includes a function to completely uninstall any Custom Theme you don’t like anymore so as to free up space for new themes, again without the need of a PC or having to format the whole Memory Card. Included also an useful feature to create and restore (in case you need) a backup of your own database (app.db file). Finally, the application also includes a handy function to reboot your PSVita, saving you the trouble to manually shutdown and restart it, useful to correctly apply changes and avoid any bug after Custom Theme(s) installation or uninstallation.

From Ghbili to Kingdom Hearts, fans can now download and create their own theme for free. Granted you will need to hack your PS VITA which means you will need to be on Version 3.60 and don’t mind voiding your warranty.

You can grab the custom theme manager from here.