Fresh Air is Over-Rated #148 – Disney Takes Over Souls… Again

On this week’s show we talk about G4 cancellations, GTA V dated, PS Vita, Assassin’s Creed 3, Need For Speed: Most Wanted & more. We also discuss Disney taking over LucasFilms.

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Fresh Air is Over-Rated #134 – Shorty

This week’s show was a short one, not alot to discuss, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have fun. We had great times talking about Seth Killian is back in the game, July 4th Assassin’s Creed’s style, Call of Duty Online, the closure of Radical Entertainment, Sony buys Gaikai & more!

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News Wrap-Up: August 17th, 2011

The Gamescom news shit storm continues today! I’ll do like I did for yesterday and just post all the trailers together. Rachet & Clank: All 4 One, Need For Speed: The Run, WildStar, PS Vita LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Dead Rising 2 Off The Record, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, X-Men: Destiny, Prototype 2, Goldeneye 007: Reloaded, Guild Wars 2 and Sonic Generations.

A new screen for Borderlands 2 has been released to the public, it shows off what the gameplay might look like, stunning photo!

A new Wii has been announced, it’s been stripped of GameCube backwards compatibility. I guess it’s for Nintendo to save money, whatever the case may be, there’s no plans for it coming to North America (Europe region only). A photo has been leaked though, and seems like it’ll be bundled with Wii Sports and Wii Party.

Tekken 3D Prime Edition got unveiled at Gamescom, it’s coming to the 3DS (d’uh) and will come packaged with the Tekken: Vengeance CG movie on the actual game cart. No word on whether or not the movie will be view-able in 3D.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword got a firm release date today, mark your calenders for November 20th Wii fans!

Originally announced as a PlayStation exclusive, Silent Hill: HD Collection is also making it’s way onto the Xbox 360. It features HD versions of Silent Hill 2 and 3 with new voice acting and Achievements and Trophies.

A new patch for Warcraft: Cataclysm is coming that will allow you to battle Deathwing. It will also include three new five-player dungeons, a new raid and some cool new Ethereal-powered abilities.

Yesterday’s PS3 price-drop of $249 has also reduced the system’s 320gb variety. It’s already been spotted on Amazon and Newegg, it comes bundled with inFAMOUS 2, totally worth it in my opinion.

Blizzard game director Jay Wilson said during a Gamescom press conference today, that he expects the Diablo III beta to hit in September, if not sooner. The game still has no official release date.

Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has challenged Bethesda to a 3v3 Quake match, after he got handed papers telling him to not use the Scrolls name. Bethesda is claiming that the name is too similar to their Elder’s Scrolls title. In any case, if Notch wins, he wants them to drop the lawsuit and if Bethesda wins he’ll switch the name. Good stuff Notch, gotta love him.

Gabe Newell spoke about the Half-Life 2: Episode 3 protesters that were outside his Valve offices a few weeks ago, while he was at Gamescom. “They wanted to know when Episode Three was coming out,” Gabe said. “I said ‘I can’t tell you.’ And they were, like, ‘Okay‚Ķ’ We then asked them how many sodas they had, they only had two, so we sent them some sodas and some pizza.” The group also got a tour of Valve’s offices and some hands-on time with Dota 2. “We needed people to test,” he explained. “The cops showed up after someone else in the building called the police. He rode up on his Segway, but it turns out [the cop] was a big Half-Life fan. So he completely understood where they were coming from and didn’t chase them off.” His last words about it were “We miss them,” funny stuff Mr. Newell.

Community manager for Infinity Ward, Robert Bowling confirmed that Modern Warfare 3 will indeed have support for dedicated servers on the PC. That’s great news for the competitive scene, as it was sorely missed in the last title.

News Wrap-Up: August 10th, 2011

The 3DS has already gone to $169.99 at some retailers, but with 2 more days left until the drop officially happens, Wal-Mart has already lowered the price. So you might want to hop on that if you want the 20 free GBA and NES games, for less. This isn’t the only 3DS news today, it now comes in red! Wow!

The newest PS3 firmware (v3.70) adds automatic trophy updating and auto-cloud saving. Although, these features are for PSN+ users only, shitty deal.

The newest add-on for Fallout: New Vegas that was scheduled for the end of the month has been delayed. The Lonesome Road DLC has been postponed, no reason has been given but Bethesda says they’re working on getting it out ASAP.

Coder yifanlu is working on reverse-engineering the PlayStation Phone to play custom ISOs. The great thing about this is he isn’t using a custom emulator, he’s using the phone’s native emulator that runs their commercially available games. Great news for owners of the machine, not so great news for Sony.

Milla Jovovich will be starring in the next Resident Evil movie entitled Retribution. It will be out in September 2012.

Rock Band 3 has a new publisher in MadCatz. The now defunct MTV Games, formerly published the Harmonix title, but they’ve now found a new partner. Not that surprising considering MadCatz has shown interest in publishing, and that they also manufacture the game’s official peripherals.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelation has a PS3-exclusive beta coming in September. PlayStation Plus or non-paying Ubisoft Uplay members will be able to test the beta starting on September 3, with the beta opening up to everyone on September 12th. The game ships on November 15th for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Various iPhone News: Lumines, Assassin’s Creed II, Nova

So this is Lumines, if you don’t know what it is, it was originally a PSP launch title in 2005. You drop blocks of 2×2 and try to match colors again, 2×2 and there’s a line that clears the screen so you can build it up before it sweeps it up. It was an amazing looking game with changing dynamic skins and sweet music, look out for it soon from Q Entertainment.

So this is the sequel to Assassin’s Creed, you can check out our review from Fresh Air is Over-Rated right here. The video preview does look promising, it’s using a totally different engine from the looks of things, is only side scrolling judging from the video. Look out for Assassin’s Creed II Discovery on November 11th, day-and-day with the console versions.

Lastly this is Nova from Gameloft, a very Halo-esque looking game. I have no problem with this after playing Sandstorm: Modern Combat, since it essentially proved FPS can be done quite good on the iPhone. It’s said to include dozens of single player campaign levels, 5 weapons and most impressive of all, boast online play with voice chat. The release is said to be this holiday season.