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30 Minutes of Goldeneye Xbox 360 Remaster Footage Surfaces

Rare shooter classic, Goldeneye was at one point going to be reamastered for the Xbox 360. The treatment would have been the same as Perfect Dark which included added texture and improved framerate. Sadly it never came to be thanks to Nintendo not agreeing with Microsoft.

However, YouTuber Retro Thief (oddly fitting) managed to get 30 minutes footage of the cancelled project. Here we see a similar treatment that would later be seen in Halo 1 and 2’s remasters which included a before and after button. There’s no word whether this was fully completed but it’s interesting to see how close Rare was at bringing back this defining classic.

 

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PlayStation Plus is Getting a Price Jump

PlayStation Plus service, used to get free monthly games and the only means to play online on PS4, is getting a price hike next month.

Starting on September 22, 2016, prices for PlayStation Plus memberships will change to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD for twelve months and $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for three months. The monthly plan will change to $11.99 CAD in Canada, and remain $9.99 USD in the U.S. If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date.

I personally never enjoyed the thought of charging people to play online. While I appreciate the idea of free games, it shouldn’t come at the price of holding a key feature hostage.

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Oceanhorn 2 Announced

Remember that Zelda Wind Waker clone that was actually really fun? Well, it’s getting a sequel. Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm has been announced with a picture of a new character in a new timeline. Gee, that sounds familiar.

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Unlike it’s predecessor which was in a top-down isometric view, Oceanhorn 2 will allow players to play in third-person. Also, did I mention how much this game looks like Zelda? Even the mushroom forest looks like something out of Skyward Sword.

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No release date has been given, however PS4 and Xbox One users will be able to experience the first chapter when it launches September 7th.

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Get Introduced to the Voice Cast of Final Fantasy XV in New Trailer

Square Enix has released a new behind the scenes video of Final Fantasy XV. This time we get to take a look at the voice cast.

Translation is a tough gig and making it even more challenging is finding the right voices for the characters, especially in a JRPG. Square tends to have a knack of finding good VO’s with XV exceptional in the market. I haven’t been blown away so far but at the very least it does manage to hit the mark right above average.

Final Fantasy XV, previously slated for September, will no launch on November 29 for PS4 and Xbox One.

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PS4 Slim Leaked Online

UPDATE: According to the source, the PS4 Slim will launch September 14.

Weeks before Sony’s September PlayStation NEO reveal, a PS4 Slim has mysteriously appeared for auction online.

 

Here’s the description from the seller

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Sony has yet confirm if this is real or not. Yet something tells me this is a sure thing. Sony wants to make sure its PS4 brand feels new for both basic and NEO models. The 500 GB signals that this could be a cheaper alternative while NEO will most likely get the TB models.

 

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8 Minutes of Agony Gameplay Footage To Keep You Up At Night

Agony, the game where you must escape hell, has just got a new gameplay trailer and it’s seriously the stuff of nightmares.

While it’s certainly creepy you can’t help but feel that the developers have put serious effort into crafting a dark version of hell. Games like DOOM and Saints Row glamourize the idea of kicking ass in the underworld, Agony on the other hand actually makes you feel vulnerable as a wandering soul who’s doomed to be tormented for eternity.

It’s easy to judge this as a simple walking simulator but there are some interesting gameplay mechanics here. One side has obviously to do with surviving and avoiding demons while the other involves possessing certain demons to complete your goals. The developers Mad Mind have yet to reveal possessing footage however.

Agony will arrive next year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.