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Kings Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon Coming to Android and iOS

Prepare yourself for King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon; A new action RPG mobile game from the FINAL FANTASY XV Universe for iOS and Android devices. Within FINAL FANTASY XV, Noctis and his friends can often be found playing this title during their downtime.  Take the role of a Knight, Mage, Gigant, thief, and a multitude of diverse characters in this top down, scrolling, formation RPG as you grind through each level solo or online with your friends and battle the forces of evil.

The title is a nod to one of SQUARE ENIX’s earliest games, King’s Knight, which predates the FINAL FANTASY series. Originally launched 30 years ago, King’s Knight was a scrolling shooting game for the Nintendo Entertainment System that was developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi and Nobuo Uematsu.

View the announcement trailer by clicking the video below!


RPG Creator Coming to iOS September 25th

Degica Games, the Tokyo-based publisher best known for it’s RPG Maker franchise, announced a new mobile RPG creation tool coming soon to iOS! Finally players can create RPGs on the go with RPG Creator. This unique app will have players building maps, creating non-playable characters and monsters, fighting epic battles, and sharing creations with the world in no time at all!


·         Create villages, castles, caves, world maps and more with the Map Editor
·         Easily create events and bring the RPG to life
·         Extensive Database allows players to modify and customize their game
·         Default resources and assets to get players started or they can import their own
·         Play Games made by other users or upload your own creations
RPG Creator will be available on September 25, 2016 on iOS for both iPhone and iPad and will be Free to Play with a Premium version available.

Click the video below to view the gameplay trailer!

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New “World of Final Fantasy” Trailer Revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2016

At this year’s Tokyo Game Show, SQUARE ENIX® released a new WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY trailer that follows the journey of siblings Reynn and Lann as they enter the world of Grymoire. Bound by prophecy to lead the world to salvation or ruin, they encounter a multitude of familiar FINAL FANTASY® beasts and characters, including Faris and her pirate moogles™ (FINAL FANTASY V), Rydia and her companion mist dragon (FINAL FANTASY IV) and the young summoner Eiko (FINAL FANTASY IX). The trailer also features the opening theme song “Innocence2” performed by Mizuki.

The Day One edition of the game is available now for preorder through the Square Enix Online Store and at participating retailers for $59.99. The Day One edition includes extra digital content including an exclusive Sephiroth summon and the Japanese voice-over option add-on. The Collector’s Edition, presented as a physical pop-up book containing an 80-page hardbound artbook, three mini-figurines, Sounds of the World soundtrack CD, extra digital content and more, is also available in limited quantities exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store.

WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY will arrive on October 25 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.

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Pokémon Go Has Made $14 Million Since Launch

If you haven’t been confined under a rock this past week, you might’ve taken a glance on social media and noticed the latest trend sweeping the nation.  Nintendo has launched Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game for IOS and Android devices which has users scurrying about with the help of their GPS to track down their favorite Pokémon in their local neighborhoods and cities.  It’s fun.  It’s addicting.  And most of all, it’s a colossal success so far!  Superdata Research Analysts has reported that Pokémon Go has raked in an estimated $14.04 Million in just four days after it’s launch.  Its’ predecessor, Pokémon Shuffle Mobile, only made $14.03 Million in its’ entire lifespan of 509 days.

Pokémon Go’s success is no surprise to analyst, but some question the longevity of the game and whether or not users will still be interested in the near future.  Other analysts have reported that Pokémon Go is competing with Twitter in it’s daily usage.  Nintendo’s previous social media application, Miitomo, hit 10 million worldwide users but has since dropped off, whereas Pokémon Go’s user base continues to climb, and has even sent Nintendo’s shares soaring, according to the Wall Street Journal, and has added $9 Billion in market value to the company!

It appears that “leaving luck to heaven” has really paid off this time.  We will have to wait and see if Pokémon Go continues to overtake our lives, or if it’s just a fad that will fade in the weeks to come.

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Bravely Second: End Layer Review

Bravely Default is still a personal favorite in my RPG game collection. The impressive story followed up with the addictive side quest kept me playing for the longest time. When Bravely Second: End Layer came out, I couldn’t help but see if the sequel could keep my attention.

Square-Enix had some hit and misses with their RPGs in the past 15 years. The company struggled to make think of new gameplay mechanics and artistic directions, but their plans left customer asking more questions regarding the games. The Bravely series goes back to simpler turn based JRPG style that gamers can love and follow. Bravely Second’s story picks up where its predecessor left off. The Heroes of Light saved the world and Agnes, one of the four heroes of light, ushered a new era of peace until a mysterious villain kidnapped her. It is up to Yew and his team to rescue Agnes before things spiral out of control.

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Fans of the first game will enjoy revisiting the world and seeing familiar places. Not much has changed when you visit town and locations. The story may not entice you, but Bravely Second’s gameplay is what hooks you in. The JRPG follows a turn based combat with a BRAVE option, a move that allows you to use multiple turns in one use, and DEFAULT option, a defensive move that stores extra moves for you. Using the Brave and Default options creates a new strategy to combat and boss battles. Bravely Second creates a new gambling challenge in combat. Meeting a certain battle requirement sets you up for another round of combat with a chance to get extra experience and money.


Bravely Second contains multiple job classes for the four heroes. Acquiring and leveling up the different jobs is a challenge all on its own since some jobs can only be obtained through side quests. Some fans might get intimidated by how many jobs there are and how to maximize each job class. Knowing how to set up the right job will take some work but can be rewarding.

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Bravely Second contains a bunch of extra mini games and features that add onto the gameplay. Acquiring Street Pass helps summon friends in battle and build/improve a moon base that gives you added bonuses for combat.
Bravely Second may not hook you with the story, but it picks itself up with the artistic style, combat, and different job systems for a fun change.

I give Bravely Second: End Layer a 7 out of 10! For more news, previews, and reviews, stay tuned to

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Mighty No. 9 Delayed Yet Again

For all you Mighty No. 9 fans you will have to wait a little bit longer before the game is released. The February 9th release date is now being set back due to network issues along with porting work that has to be done for the game. They are working very hard to have had the issues fixed before the launch date; unfortunately the developers need more time to correct all the issues.

The development staff is working on bugs that are within the network modes along with the matchmaking . They are facing two huge problems at the moment, one is due to the many platforms being supported and the second problem that the development team is facing is the updates for each platform has to be done manually since the engine they are using no longer updates on it own. Due to the miscalculations from the development staff, the fans have to wait a little longer and the development staff apologizes for the wait.

The development staff is constantly cooperating with all their partners to make sure that everything is ready before releasing a new date for the game. They are hoping for the Spring of 2016.

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Fallout Shelter Update Brings Pets & More

Today Bethesda unleashed a new Fallout Shelter update that brings in few new cool features. Along with better inventory management and objectives, there was couple of new additions to your Vault such as pets and the ability to remove lazy good for nothing vault dwellers.

You’re Vaultizens (…yeah, okay) will also have some new dialog options such as pickup lines and conversations. Thus making a new experiences as you play manage your Vault. Then you have the new Sell-All option that will allow you to remove any unwanted items and clear your inventory space. You can read the patch notes below.

  • Vault-Tec research has shown that four-legged companions can have a profound impact on Vault happiness and productivity. Introducing Pets!
  • Vault-Tec has received reports of some Dwellers not pulling their weight. Overseers are now authorized to permanently evict these lazy layabouts! Welcome to the Wasteland, slackers…
  • Bored with the same pickup lines and conversations? Dwellers have finally learned some new ways to impress other dwellers and the opposite sex.
  • Excessive tapping causing frustration when trying to clear out excess inventory? Overseers will love the new sell-all options.
  • Dweller management improvements and new objectives should help experienced Overseers keep things running smoothly.
  • Even more Vault-Tec certified improvements and optimizations. Because you can never have enough improvements or optimizations.

Patch notes found on the Official Bethesda Forums.

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Halo: Spartan Strike Out Right Now

In what is sure to be one of the more surprising stealth releases this month, Halo: Spartan Strike is out now for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iOS devices and Steam for $6.

Halo: Spartan Strike is set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552 and you play as a Spartan supersoldier in a classified ONI simulation, which consists of 30 missions leading UNSC forces through cities and jungles with a new variety of weapons, abilities and vehicles.

If you’re playing on any Windows 8 device, you’ll be able to compete against your friends in weekly challenges and try to take the #1 spot on the leaderboards while earning Achievements that unlock an emblem, nameplate and avatar that can be used in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the Xbox One.

You’ll also notice that the music sounds familiar. Well, that’s because it is composed by Tom Salta, who has worked on Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.

Now, if you also want Halo: Spartan Assault, you can purchase the Halo: Spartan Bundle on your iPad, iPhone or Steam for about $10.

For more about Halo: Spartan Strike and other games that are coming out soon, be sure to check out Proven Gamer for articles you can feast your eyes on.

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Guitar Hero Live Announced

Remember that teaser video? Yeah, I called it. Guitar Hero is coming back. The new entry, Guitar Hero Live, is being published by Activision and developed by FreeStyleGames, who has worked on DJ Hero and its sequel. Activision mentions that Guitar Hero Live will be imagined for the modern era, introducing live-action audiences and band mates that react dynamically to how you play on stage, a 24-hour playable music video network, a completely redesigned guitar controller and support for your console and mobile devices.

Guitar Hero Live consists of two components – Guitar Hero Live, which has you living as a rock star with “vivid realism” and is shown in first-person as you join real bands and perform for real crowds, whether it the show is in a club or a music festival. You can get hyped before shows, close a set to a sold out venue and more.

Guitar Hero TV, or GHTV, is all about finding new music. You can start GHTV and play along with official music videos from a broad range of genres. You’ll be able to choose from artists such as The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Gary Clark Jr., Green Day, Ed Sheeran, The War on Drugs, The Killers, Skrillex, The Rolling Stones, The Lumineers, Carrie Underwood, Pierce the Veil and Blitz Kids, with many more being announced in the coming months. GHTV is also a social experience, so you can compete among your friends for high scores in the same room or online, as well as completing challenges.

Most interestingly enough, Guitar Hero Live has a new controller. The new controller has been designed to feel more authentic and look the part. You have two rows of three buttons and is supposedly easier than ever to just pick up and play as well as allowing formation of chords and notes as you increase the difficulty. You’ll also be able to use the guitar controller on your tablet or smartphone, as Guitar Hero Live is the same experience both on mobile and console.

Guitar Hero Live is rocking its way to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and “select mobile devices” this Fall for $100. Now, if you just can’t wait, the Best Buy Theatre in New York City will allow fans to play the game from 6 PM ET to 9 PM ET today. If you can’t make it out, Guitar Hero Live will be heading to other locations later on in the week.

For more on Guitar Hero Live, be sure to check back each and every day here at Proven Gamer. Now go rock out!

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Nintendo Entering The Mobile Department

Strike up the band, Nintendo has finally confirmed its entry into the mobile gaming market! Nintendo has announced an official partnership with Japanese mobile and online specialists DeNA, a tech giant that rose to its prominence on the strength of its smartphone games. Their agreement is as follows:

⦁ Joint development and operation of gaming applications for smart devices using Nintendo’s intellectual property, including its characters
⦁ Joint development of a new multi-device membership service that will span PCs, smartphones, tablets, Nintendo video games systems.
⦁ Nintendo will acquire 10 percent of DeNA’s issued shares for JPY 22 billion (US$181 million) while DeNA will acquire 1.24 percent of Nintendo’s issued shares for the same price

Now this doesn’t mean that we’ll be playing 3DS or WiiU games on our smartphones or iPads, rather Nintendo has announced that to maintain their quality in gaming experience that only new games that will be optimized for smart devices will be available.

But that also means that there’s no restrictions as to who Nintendo will throw in the fray. It appears that anyone and everyone from all their famous (or not so famous) franchises is up for use in this new partnership with DeNA. Both companies will be developing for the project but Nintendo will be in control of actual game development while DeNA will provide the online support necessary. 

Lastly, to emphasize that they’ve not given up on the console scene, Nintendo has also announced a new dedicated gaming console that will work alongside this online service. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated in a press conference in Tokyo that the newest console, codenamed NX, was still aways off but that they hoped to announce more details next year.

Nintendo and DeNA will also develop a cross-platform service that runs across smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Nintendo’s own devices; this is set to launch in fall of this year.

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Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 1 – ZerO Sum Review

Going into the game, I was a little hesitant. Not because I was not a Borderlands fan, not because I was not a TellTale fan, but because I was worried how the two, radically different elements would work together. There are so many ways this game could have went wrong, but I’m happy to say it didn’t.

From the start of the game, you feel comfortable. Since both games are done with cell shading, it immediately feels familiar.

For me, Pandora is not normally a world I can experience being a person who does not like to play FPS (first person shooters), so I was excited about exploring the world. You start out playing as Rhys, a Hyperion employee. You quickly find out that the promotion that you were up for, and quite frankly was owed, is no longer an option. You and your friend, Vaughn set out with a plan to right this wrong. Traveling to Pandora to execute your plan, you quickly run into trouble, Pandora style. Now I won’t go into detail about what happens because I don’t want to ruin it for you, but there is something else you should know. Rhys is not the only person you play as. For the first time, you play as a second character, Fiona, who also has her own agenda. As these two worlds collide, it provides danger and excitement.

Overall the episode delivers. It gives you a taste of Pandora while also giving you what you expect from a TellTale game. While Borderlands players who have never experienced a point and click adventure before might feel a little out of place at the beginning, they won’t feel that way long as this is a nice break from the quick pace style of a shooter. Decisions do need to be made on the fly, sometimes quickly and sometimes not.

If you are looking for the borderlands experience without the fast pace of a shooter, this is your game. If you are looking for a Telltale game, this is also your game. Overall, this is your game! Do not miss out!


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New Details On Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

Based on the award-winning HBO television drama series, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.

Today we can announce that some cast members of the series will reprise their roles in the game. While players will control five members of House Forrester in their story, the series will have them interacting with fan favorite characters throughout the season, including Tyrion Lannister performed by Peter Dinklage, Cersei Lannister performed by Lena Heady, Margaery Tyrell performed by Natalie Dormer, and Ramsay Snow performed by Iwan Rheon. Additional cast members will appear in later episodes.

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Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series – Teaser Trailer

The game series is based on the world, characters and events seen in HBO’s TV show, which in turn is based on George R. R. Martin’s books (A Song of Ice and Fire).The events in the game series begin towards the end of Season Three of the series, and end right before the beginning of Season Five. Players will visit familiar locations such as King’s Landing and The Wall, as well as unfamiliar locations such as Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.

House Forrester is a noble house from the Wolfswood in the north of Westeros. Bannermen to House Glover, they have always offered unswerving loyalty to the ruling great house of the North – the Starks. The Forresters are seated at Ironrath, an imposing stronghold surrounded by towering ironwood trees. Built over fifteen hundred years ago by Cedric Forrester and his triplet sons, Ironrath is a testament to the strength and endurance of Ironwood. The Forrester house words are ‘Iron from Ice’, which echoes their belief that – like the ironwood itself – the adverse conditions and unforgiving landscape of the North only makes them stronger.

The game will be played from five different points of view. Each is a member of House Forrester; either a direct family member, or a person in service to the House. Scattered across Westeros and Essos, each will play their part in seeking to save House Forrester from destruction.

Playing as five characters not only reflects the epic scope of Game of Thrones, but is also something that the player needs to be mindful of. This is because the actions of one character can ripple out to affect the rest of House Forrester. Multiply the actions of one character by five, and you’re truly playing the Game of Thrones… where you win, or you die.

Additional details on the series and its upcoming premiere episode, ‘Iron From Ice’ are forthcoming. Stay tuned to the Telltale Games Blog, twitter, and Facebook pages for more information as the premiere approaches, the first of six episodes, which will be arriving for download soon on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and iOS, with additional platforms to be announced.

For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, Facebook for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, and follow Telltale Games on twitter @TelltaleGames.

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NYCC 2014 – Arrow DLC Announced at Lego Batman 3 Panel

New York Comic Con was a little shy on the video game announcements this year, but that did not stop the Lego Batman 3 panel from being riddled with some fun information.With the help of IGN’s Greg Miller moderating TT Games developers, Arthur Parsons and Stephen Sharples (Dang it Sharples!) showed off in-game footage of playable characters like the comic book icon and CCO of DC Comics, Geoff Johns. However, the popular filmmaker and star of Comic Book Men, Kevin Smith, does not get left behind. Some of the biggest NYCC-exclusive characters reveals include the popular Darkest Knight Batman which is an iteration where Bruce Wayne is chosen to become a Green Lantern, fan-requested Solar Suit Superman, the always ironic Man-Bat, the obscure inclusion from the Batman animated series Condiment King, and of course the Warner Brothers-backed Green Loontern which features the iconic Daffy Duck donning a Green Lantern suit. Even the real-life character inclusion of Conan O’ Brien makes sense in world of Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, but that is not all that was announced at NYCC.

The biggest reveal came when the game’s developers brought out Arrow’s Stephen Amell poised to voice Oliver Queen/Green Arrow in the game and announce the “Arrow” DLC Pack based on the hit show. The Arrow DLC pack is the fourth announced DLC Pack that will be included in the season pass. TT Games detailed their season pass which includes 6 DLC Packs that in total has 40 playable characters for just $14.99. Each pack includes a unique level, characters, vehicles, and achievements. Lego Batman 3’s first 3 DLC Packs will be available on 11/11 the same day the game releases. The first wave of DLC includes the previously announced “Man of Steel” Pack, the “Dark Knight” Pack, and the “Batman 75th Anniversary” Pack.

The third iteration in the Lego Batman franchise is well on track to be the most diverse and expansive game to date. Taking Batman into space and facing off with the evil Brainiac, planet-hopping adventures provided by the Lantern worlds,and the magnitude of available characters provides the player with the signature Lego feel, fun exploration gameplay. The DLC Packs also add something new to the franchise. They bring obscure and movie-based variations of DC characters, with this the game tries to appeal to and appease DC fans from all walks of life. From the comic-book fan to a casual movie-goer, all will find something to relate to in Lego Batman 3. This Lego adventure builds its way towards players on November 11th.

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Prices For Playstation Now Are Revealed In Beta

Prices for the Playstation Now services are showing up in the Beta. They are as listed

4 hours 2.99
7 days 5.99
30 days 7.99
90 days 14.99

The games now available are

Adventure Time
Alpha Protocol
Ben 10 Omniverse
Chime Super Deluxe
Crazy Taxi
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West
Farming Simulator
Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2
Kane & Lynch 2
Knytt Underground
LUMINES Supernova
Mega Man 9
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Saints Row The Third
Sky Fighter
Sonic CD
Stick it to the Man
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

and various others

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Borderlands 2 PS Vita Review

Love guns? Love looting? Love Questing? Well do I have good news for you. Borderlands 2 is the sequel to the absolutely amazing FPS RPG Borderlands, released back in 2009, published by 2K Games and developed by Gearbox Software. Borderlands 2 was originally released on the 360, PS3, and PC back in 2012, but it has just been recently released for the PS Vita!

There are so many good things to say about this game, I could write a book about it, but I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. Not much has changed from the first game to this one, except for the new playable characters, and a huge new world to explore. That might sound like a big difference for two games, but trust me, it doesn’t do much to seperate it from its predecessor. Borderlands 1 had a huge number of guns, estimated around 17,750,000. But Borderlands 2 has a whopping WE DON’T KNOW!!! Really, when asked, Gearbox was honest and said they don’t even know how many there are, but it’s easily twice as many in the first game. That’s at least 35,500,000 guns! Oh, and this game holds the trophy for “My favorite bad guy in a video game award”. Handsome Jack is a man that I absolutely love to HATE!

Besides the sheer number of guns to collect,loot, buy and sell, there is so much to do in this game. Want to go on dozens upon dozens of quests? BL2 is here to quench that thirst. Want to team up with up to 3 buddies online (or just 1 on the Vita version), go right ahead! There are so many challenges to complete, 72 levels to raise through (that’s after getting all the DLC though). That brings me to the DLC. Some games have some real garbage DLC: Alternate skins, maybe some maps. What does this game give you with DLC? New characters! New Maps! New stories/quests! So much more content over all, it’s mind boggling. This brings me to one of my few grips with the game though. Season passes are sold for many games, so you can save money, while getting all of the DLC packs together. Well with Borderlands 2, they were never really clear on which packs were initially included in the Pass. This lead to a lot of confusion, and a lot of people, including me, felt a bit cheated/tricked.

Now onto this week/next week’s release of Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita. I’m loving it so far, since I got the BL2 PS Vita Slim Bundle (the stand alone game won’t be released until the 13th of this Month (May, 2014). The controls however, have decided that they want to make my experience replaying this, a living hell. Since the joy sticks on the Vita don’t have a button built into them to click down, the sprint button, and the melee button, have been binded to the Vita’s rear touchpad. Because of this layout, my big meaty hands constantly slipped and hit these buttons, causing me to flail my melee weapon around. Also, with the grenade button and ability button being binded to the front touch pads, I’ve ran into the situation of killing myself with grenades quite a few times. This is a pretty big flaw in my opinion, but none the less, I’m still having a terrific time!

Borderlands 2, along with the first game, are absolute most owns for any lovers of FPS games, or RPGs. I would, however, caution on buying the Vita version. If you have a 360 or PS3 (or a PC that can run it), then get it on one of those. Only go out of your way to get it on the Vita if you can’t get it on any other port. This game is an absolute master piece, and I can’t wait for the next 2 installments, The Pre-Sequel (taking place between 1 & 2), and Telltale Games episodic point and click game, Tales From The Borderlands.

I’m giving Borderlands 2 a strong 9/10!




Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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Today Nintendo has announced that Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire 
will be coming out November of this year to the 3ds and 2ds handheld 
systems. These two titles are remakes of the original GBA titles Pokémon 
Ruby & Sapphire which came out in 2003. Ruby and Sapphire were the first 
Pokémon games on the GBA system and included features such as creating 
your own little hide out and it also included in game weather systems.

Fans of the series have been wanting a remake of these two titles for a 
while not (including myself) and it will be very interesting to see what 
new features, if any, they will be adding to these long loved titles. 
With the introduction of Mega Evolutions in the previous titles, Pokémon 
X & Y, I’m curious if they will add Mega evolutions to both Mudkip and 
Sceptile since Blaziken already has one. If you ask me I would almost 
count on it. Not much has been said about these remakes other than the 
time of release so keep checking in at ProvenGamer for any updates on 
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How is the PS Vita these days?

It’s sad to watch a good piece of hardware die due to lack of support, and sadly at this point in time the PlayStation Vita is in this exact situation. Sony, however, has not given up on their precious little handheld just yet and they do have a few tricks up their sleeves to see if they can get the momentum they need to keep the Vita from becoming just another failed handheld console.

First off let’s start with the fact that the PS vita Slim is just around the corner with a release date of May 6th. The slim version of the system is not running the standard OLED, instead it uses a standard LCD screen.  With the swap you will lose out on quality but Sony claims that it will give the Vita 2 more hours of gameplay bringing it up to 6 hours instead of the standard 4 hours. I for one have seen the difference and while it is noticeable, I would personally prefer the extra 2 hours of gaming while on the go. Secondly they had a slight redesign on the buttons stating that they are more responsive than the previous ones.

The system is still coming in at $200 but they are offering a bundle deal with the very well-known game of Borderlands 2. Borderlands 2 has been recreated on the Vita and its official release date is May 13th but if you pick up the new Ps Vita Slim bundle you will get it a week early. You also get a free 8g memory card which in itself saves the customer around $25. With borderlands 2 being as big of a game that it is I’m sure it will sell some systems. Having a handheld version of a game like that could be just what the Vita needs to get itself back in the game.

Now Borderlands 2 coming to the Vita is a big deal but I believe the Vitas savior is in the hands of Sony’s new service PlayStation Now. PlayStation Now will allow people to stream any game that is in the service onto any PlayStation Vita, 4, 3 and Sony even said if it became big enough they could even figure out a way to stream games on any Sony smart TV. Think about the possibility that this could have for the Vita. They already showed off PlayStation Now with the Vita by streaming The Last of Us. Aside from a few frame rate issues here and there it seems to be working just fine. If Sony can get this new Service up and running and working properly right out of the gate I believe we will see many Vitas selling just due to the fact that now you can buy or even rent a video game to play on the go. The one catch is that you do need to have at least a 5mb download internet speed.

This all being said it’s going to be a bumpy road for the vita. I did have one and I did sell it due to the lack of support. With everything on the horizon I do plan to pick one back up just to see if Sony can get things going again. The PS4 compatibility is nice but it will need a lot more than that to keep it afloat. I am optimistic about what’s going on and I do hope that with the implement of PlayStation Now that the PS Vita will get new life. It’s a very powerful handheld and it deserves more attention than what is has gotten. Let’s just see if Sony can deliver that.

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Playstation Store Update (US) – February 24, 2014

One of the most adorable kart racers around is entering the PS Plus Instant Game Collection tomorrow: ModNation Racers: Road Trip for PS Vita. Customization is the name of the game here, and you’ll be able to modify your character, kart and even edit tracks easily with the PS Vita’s touch screen. Best of all, if you enjoyed ModNation Racers on PS3, you’ll be able to download your creations and use them in ModNation Racers: Road Trip.

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Welcome to the never-ending season of ModNation kart racing, where competitive racing and community creativity collide. Whether you race for the fastest time, customize your own karts or tracks, or you discover new courses online – ModNation Racers gives you everything you need for your next “Road Trip!” We have put the creation at your fingertips…literally. Touch the screen and rear touch pad to raise or lower the terrain. Use common gestures to create or edit your Mod, Kart, or Track. If that wasn’t enough, you will have full access to all creations made on the PS3. That’s right, download and play with your favorite PS3 creations on your PlayStation®Network and take it whereever you go.

Title/Plus Price/Original Price

HOTLINE MIAMI/$2.50/$4.99
VELOCITY ULTRA/$2.09/$3.49
RAGNAROK ODYSSEY/$14.69/$20.99
VALHALLA KNIGHTS 3/$14.69/$20.99
STICK IT TO THE MAN/$6.29/$8.99
ESCAPE PLAN PS4/$7.34/$10.49
ESCAPE PLAN PS VITA/$7.34/$10.49
OPEN ME!/$4.89/$6.99
FLOW PS4/$2.79/$3.99
FLOW PS3/$2.79/$3.99
FLOW PS VITA/$2.79/$3.99
FLOWER PS4/$3.49/$4.99
FLOWER PS3/$3.49/$4.99
FLOWER PS VITA/$3.49/$4.99

Title Plus Price Original Price
TERRARIA PS3/$5.99/$9.99
GUACAMELEE! PS VITA/$7.34/$10.49
GUACAMELEE! PS3/$7.34/$10.49
SPELUNKY PS3/$7.34/$10.49
SPELUNKY PS VITA/$7.34/$10.49
WWE 2K14/$29.99/$39.99
PERSONA 4 ARENA/$7.50/$14.99
DIABLO III/$35.99/$39.99
DRAGON’S CROWN PS3/$17.49/$24.99
DRAGON’S CROWN PS VITA/$17.49/$24.99
RAYMAN LEGENDS/$29.39/$41.99
TALES OF XILLIA/$14.99/$19.99

Other Sales

Title Plus Price Original Price
Velocity Ultra/$2.39/$3.99

Last Chance (Leaving on 3/4)

Instant Game Collection


Adam’s Venture Chronicles
Adam’s Venture Chronicles Sound Track
WWE 2K14

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My Top 5 “Guilty Pleasure” Games

We all have them. Maybe it was a childhood game or one that you are just exceptionally good at. No one you know likes the game or they may even tease you for playing it, but that never made it any less fun. These are my top five games that I know are terrible, but I love playing them anyway.

5. Advent Rising

For those who missed this game nearly a decade ago, Advent Rising is a sci-fi shooter with, in my opinion, a very entertaining story. To sum it up quickly, you are a space pilot encountering your first alien contact, they inform you that humans are gods, another race of aliens appear, and BOOM you are one of the last two humans in existence. You spend the game learning human-god abilities and taking down alien bad guys.

Why it’s Bad: The powers render the guns in the game completely obsolete when you upgrade them. At the same time, you upgrade a power by using it and one blasting ability turns into an all-powerful Kamehameha wave.

Why it’s Awesome: The story is pretty awesome, which is not very common. Also… uh… oh! FREAKING KAMEHAMEHA WAVES! Seriously, you can one-shot spaceships with that thing! Ending entire waves of enemies in an instant, Goku style; how could that not be awesome?

4. Mario Party

There are many versions of this game, and there will probably be many more, but they all have the same basic concept so I’m lumping them together. It’s basically a board game where the players move around the board and play mini-games to earn coins. The coins are used to buy items and stars, and the player with the most stars wins.

Why it’s Bad: The same reason that I am lumping Mario Party games together is one of the major flaws of the series. There may be more than ten games in the series (counting handheld games) but it is difficult to discern one from another as they are so similar. It’s the same game over and over. Also the series of Mario Party is quite firmly in the genre of “casual games” with no real incentive to play the whole game.

Why it’s Awesome: There is nothing quite like the face of utter defeat on any opponent children’s faces; perhaps an annoying cousin, or younger sibling. They can’t exactly play Halo or other similar games so just break out the Mario Party game and let the passive aggressivism flow through you.

3. Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon is a series of games in which your character starts up a farm and raises crops and animals for money. You can upgrade equipment, mine, fish, and other things as well. There is also a story to follow which usually involves a scavenger of crops, food, or other things that can only be obtained in a certain season. There’s also the option to marry and have kids.

Why it’s Bad: Simply put, Harvest moon is very repetitive and stressful. You have to water your plants. Then care for your animals. Crap, you left your tool in the house. Now that’s done maybe I’ll fish. Day is done, bed time. Now water the crops… How did three hours just pass by?!

Why it’s Awesome: Have you ever had those hard or depressing days and you just don’t feel like playing an annoying shooter or a game with the difficulty of “1/4 of a level costs at least 20 of your lives” (I’m looking at you Dark Souls), Harvest Moon is the perfect casual game. There’s not a lot of action, your character doesn’t die, you spending the day petting a cow; the simple videogame life. The fact that I’m sucker for business-type, buying and selling games might also play into this.

2. Browser Games

Those free games on the internet, contained on hundreds of websites; Shooters, RPGs, launching, upgrades, and a plethora of other genres flood the internet from established and aspiring videogame creators. You can find everything from fighting zombies to playing a puzzle online.

Why it’s Bad: A good 90% of the games out there are really not worth playing. After many hours roaming the internet for games to play I can say that the vast majority are flawed, bugged, too short, don’t make sense, or are not entertaining at all. It’s a sea of crappy games that drowns your time away.

Why it’s Awesome: The other 10% are what makes up for the rest. I’ve had more fun playing a few hours of a good browser game then I have from playing a 60 dollar over the counter game for weeks. A lot of the browser games offer comedic moments that can’t really be found elsewhere.

1. Minesweeper

This game is on almost every computer everywhere and has been for a very long time. It’s the classic puzzle game where numbers show you how many mines are adjacent to a space. Theoretically, it is very simple; but it turns out to be a lot harder than it sounds.

Why it’s Bad: This game has been around so long that it is often considered just a frustrating game to play if the internet and cable went out, your consoles exploded, all your books spontaneously combusted, and all other possible hobbies/time killers met their untimely demise at the same time. Also, a lot of the game depends on luck on the harder levels which can be extremely infuriating for those who are spending their time to try and solve it.

Why it’s Awesome: This game can be extremely relaxing when the player gets the hang of it. I have played this game for hours at a time, and sometimes still do, because it is numbingly distracting. However, while being relaxing, it still poses a challenge and so doesn’t become boring, at least not to me. It is one of those few games that finds a medium of relaxation and challenge that keeps me interested.


Breaking the Tedium

No more Recycled Games

While Google play and iTunes are constantly uploaded with new games, you may notice a growing trend that’s plaguing the market. Games in the same format are being recycled constantly. If you look at popular games like Temple run and the slew of jewel games, they all follow the same format that for some reason, earn developers a hefty amount of cash. Pop out a sequel and the same thing happens.
The popularity of such games did not escape business giants like Bwin, who merged with Partygaming to bolster the PartyCasino brand during the rise of internet gaming. The casino games eventually crossed over to the mobile gaming industry and are making a name (and a lot of money) for themselves.

Unlike the popular games on Android and iOS, casino games have remained true to their game play and are still mostly in its original form. Offering variety instead of continuity, you can never be an expert in any one game as an element of skill and luck is required to dominate any one casino game like the Four Dragons Casino, the Casino Floor, Caligula’s and Tham khảo thêm về nhà cái casino uy tín nếu bạn thích KU Casino, Palace where you will also discover wheel of fortune, video poker, virtual horse racing and pool.. The gameplay is different every time and although you may be dealt the same hand, the flop never comes out the same way and your opponents never bet the same way. From a game of skill like poker to an unpredictable random play like roulette and slots, there’s always something for everyone. Instead of investing in sequel games that only add a different scenery to an old gameplay, you should try playing for real money and earn instead of losing it on recycled material. I mean really, what’s the difference between Temple Run and Temple Run 2? When it boils down to it, it’s the same game set on a different stage.