In the spirit of giving this holiday season, we here at Another Castle like to put the spotlight on some of the good deeds the nerd community takes part in. This past November, in the name of the Mission Soup Kitchen in Killeen, Texas an avid arcade gamer and reigning scoreboard champion by the name of Billy Joe Cain streamed his 80-hour marathon of Defender, beating his own Arcade World Record.
Apparently, despite how many times gamers have openly bashed Resident Evil 5 for it's many flaws, the title is Capcom's largest success to date dealing with the franchise, and the rest of Capcom's impressive library.
It was announced that Resident Evil 5 has officially surpassed the record sales numbers of 1992's allusive Street Fighter II, since the title dropped way back in 2009.
Valve has released the specifications for their upcoming Steam Machines' prototypes in an announcement this morning. The upcoming console hasn't even been doled out to the 300 eligible beta testers and is still in its prototype stages as of October 4, 2013. Although the info update did not include any photos of the highly anticipated machine, it did offer some additional information as to when players can anticipate.
I want to write an apology to those who follow this blog religiously- since I haven’t been active at all, anywhere.
I’ve been going through a rough 4 months, particularly the last two. I’m not going to bog you all down with the details since it’s nothing game, politics, or David Bowie related. However, it kept me from being able to do my job properly, and even resulted in some misinformation over at Another Castle since I wasn’t on my top game. This will never happen again, I PROMISE.
I will take this time out to write something rather personal, an open paragraph if you will. If this isn’t your cup of tea, please skip down to the next paragraph. This is my personal blog after all- and my opinions are wholly separate from my professional work. To my first fan, to my most devoted fan. I’m sorry that things had to end this way. I’m going to miss you with my entire heart. Although time heals wounds, and time works its wonders. Life brings us to paths high and low. I will always be grateful for the path that has diverged and allowed us to meet and walk side by side. I’ll forever mourn our friendship, I’ll forever mourn the loss of your input, your support, your love. You’ll always have mine. I’ll always regret that you won’t be there to bask in the sunshine of all my future successes. I’ll regret that I won’t be there to see yours. You were better than all that ripped you from this world we shared. This death is supremely bitter. But I’ll celebrate our life in my memories and heart.
To the rest of you, I’m back. I’m forcing myself behind the keys of this computer to ensure that I don’t give up. Writing about pop culture has been a blessing and a blast. I don’t intend to just give it up so easily. I’m glad to be back.
Gamescom is always an exciting conference for gamers, held each year in Europe. Sony took the opportunity this year to embellish on their upcoming console release with a few key consumer desired points. Sony began by showing off an extensive list of indie titles and then led into a price drop for the Vita and its memory cards in both Europe and North America.
According to an interview by Eurogamer on August 19, Microsoft has come out and officially announced that all Xbox One consoles will not be regionally locked. This is great news, even despite reports that the One's release date is to be pushed back in a few countries, 13 out of the originally announced 21, due to software and language recognition issues.
One of the more impressive panels that Examiner had a chance to view during BronyCon 2013 was a little video game project. Guild of Unicorns, as the title is being called, is currently being geared towards the XBLA and Steam and being created using the Unreal Engine. Currently titled Guild of Unicorns, the title aims to create an open world magic university where the characters can attend school, learn skills under the tutelage of masters, and even create their own spells.
It seems that the biggest joke for this generation of consoles wasn’t intended to be a joke at all. Referring of course to the guessing game name, the Xbox 720. With a count of three official 180’s those of us paying attention highly doubt that the executives at Microsoft had any idea how wrong they were when they declared their console the Xbox One.
What could be said as another win for Sony was revealed yesterday August 7 when the President of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, announced that a paid PSN account will not be required to use the systems gameplay recording features. The confirmation was publicized over Twitter after Microsoft divulged that the Xbox One will in fact require an active online account for the same service.
Back in May, Another Castle broke the news of Lee Tockar's ambitious Fanbuilt.com. The voice actor turned CEO took on a full staff and sought out to create the world's first one stop creation station. Fanbuilt was originally due to launch in June, however technical difficulties halted the initial launch. According to Tockar, a skilled team of beta testers were hired to, "break the system and ensure that the was impenetrable".
Bronies before Ponies While nearing the end of another Tuesday I figured that I’d find time to squeeze in my own two cents. This time it’s about something a little more broad; conventions. This past weekend I’ve had the privilege of … Continue reading
This photo is TOO MUCH! Not only is there no coherent sentence within the entire …errr. paragraph? But I’m totally lost as to what they’re trying to get at. Granted that I may not be well versed in the lingo … Continue reading
Best Buy is back with its promotional Hot July Black Friday sale! The event will be held in all participating Best Buy locations on July 26-27, 2013. The company’s official sales page boasts to be offering a stunning list of products both in … Continue reading
Examiner has mentioned before how the Wii U may be seeing ‘Ghosts’ in the near feature, thanks to the unconfirmed comments made by Activision‘s Mark Rubin at a Gamestop Q&A. And if there wasn’t talk of it the on the books the ignition of fan … Continue reading
It seems the magic of the internet really ruined yet another “something” many gamers looked forward to for the next generation. Creator of Super Smash Bros. Masahiro Sakurai took it upon himself to indulge Smash Bros. fans about what to expect for the next installment on the Wii U, in his bi-weekly Weekly Famitsu column.
The devil was in the details for sure, as the main point that seems to have resonated very clearly is that Youtube and players who have uploaded the CG cutscenes from the game have forced the creator's hand: