Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tokyo Game Show

this won't be a succinct post like my previous news stories. but yes, after nearly a year, i am back. i did manage to get to japan, but this post isn't about that.

i have never been to a games event like Tokyo Game Show, or E3, or anything simular. i was offered the chance to do interviews at them but i never had the means, money, or both to actually go. but Tokyo Game Show was a hour or two in Chiba, yeh not actually in Tokyo or even close to the Tokyo boundaries...but Chiba game show lacks a certain sense of grandeur.

i went on the first public day, Saturday 20th...and left an impression for sure. it really turn out how i expected in some ways. i may not have been to a show before, but i've watched several on sites like GameSpot over the years to get some idea how it would be. i don't regret going, i will probably go again next year. just a word of advice, it's not a easy day out and don't be surprised if your leaving sooner than you think.

Monday, November 11, 2013

With A Heavy Heart, I'm Putting QTE Gamers On Hiatus

Yep, you read correctly. after nearly 5 years i'm putting the site on Hiatus.

it's not an easy decision and it's made me sad...but this does not mean i'm gone forever.

QTE Gamers started as something for me to do inbetween jobs. i never imagined it would go on as long as it did or get as big as it did. but times have changed since then. i'm in full time employment and have far less free time than i used to. also, i have accepted a job in Japan which starts in March which would make running the site near impossible with the hours and work i'd be doing.

i would like to thank everyone, from the readers to those in press...basically everyone who has been a huge help along the way. i have enjoyed myself soo much over the last years and if i could i would totally still be doing it. but i have to be realistic. i no longer have the time to do the things i wanted, the Podcast had to go by the wayside, so did other features i've tried.

the reason why the site will be on Hiatus and not gone completely is because i still have ideas and plans for it. the move to Japan could open up interesting opportunities for the site, for example we know there are a couple of sites that report news from Japan to the rest of the world, but there are fewer that report World game news to Japan. so that is an idea.

i'll leave the site up, the videos on Youtube will stay up too. i'm still toying with the idea of adding videos to Youtube. it may take a while to start that up again though.

this isn't goodbye forever, wish me luck on my Japanese adventure and i'll wish you all luck in each of your lives.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

TellTale Announce The Wold Among Us Is Coming To PS Vita And iOS

TellTale have announced they are bringing their episodic game The Wolf Among Us to PS Vita and iOS later this year. there's no firm release date or price for Episode just as yet but TellTale have confirmed that on PS Vita you'll have the choice of playing the game via touch, analogue controls, or you can switch between them on the fly.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Friday, October 25, 2013

NIS America Announce Hyperdimension Neptunia PP For PS Vita, Coming Out At Retail And Online In 2014

NIS America have announced they are bringing Hyperdimension Neptunia PP to the west on PS Vita. the game will be released at retail and on the PSN. the game was originally developed by Idea Factory and Compile Heart and released in Japan earlier this year.

Press Release

Bloober Team Reveal A-Men 2, Coming November To PS3 And PS Vita

Bloober Team have announced they are releasing A-Men 2 on PS3 and PS Vita. coming November, A-Men 2 will be one of the most difficult games released on the PSN. you play as a special forces unit with a variety of skills, you travel the wold and take down A-Droids. there are 4 new worlds with 44 stages.

Press Release

Sony Detail PS4 Update 1.5, Reveal BluRay/DVD Playback Needs One Time Internet Connection

Sony have detailed PlayStation 4 firmware update 1.50. the update will be available at the console's launch and should be around 300MB. whilst the update will bring new features to the console, Sony have confirmed the Suspend/Resume Mode will not be there at launch. a more detailed list of what the system can do will be released nearer launch. Sony have also confirmed that to enable BluRay and DVD playback on the system the console will need to be connected to the internet once. Most of the update is for Online Features, but the update also brings Remote Play and Second Screen functionality to the Console. the PS Vita will get a update that will bring PS4 Remote Play And Second Screen.

Firmware Update 1.50:
  • Remote PlayUsers will be able to access PS4 titles displayed on their living room TVs and play them on a PS Vita system over Wi-Fi networks by using PS4 Link (Depending on network environment or titles, remote play performance may vary outside of the home). We anticipate that most PS4 titles will be playable on the PS Vita system through Remote Play. The latest PS Vita system software version, to be released soon, will be required to use PS4 Link.

  • Second ScreenUsers can use the PS4 Link application for the PS Vita system, and PlayStation App for iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones and tablets, to use these devices as second screens in supported titles. PlayStation App has the ability to enable users to interact with games with their mobiles devices. For example on The Playroom, a title pre-installed in all PS4 systems that requires PlayStation Camera, users can draw pictures on their mobile device screens and flick them towards the TV. The images then appear as a 3D object within the game.

  • Record, take screenshots, and upload gameplay effortlesslyThe PS4 system provides dedicated, “always on” video encoding systems that enables seamless uploading of gameplay. Users can share their epic triumphs by simply hitting the Share button on DualShock 4, take screenshots or scan through the last 15 minutes of gameplay, tag it and return to the game—the video uploads as the user plays. At the PS4 system’s launch in North America, users will be able to share their images and videos with friends on Facebook and screenshots with followers on Twitter, though users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Facebook and Twitter.

  • Broadcast and spectate gameplay The PS4 system also enhances social spectating by enabling users to broadcast their gameplay in real-time to game fans around the globe, using Ustream and Twitch live internet streaming services (users will need to sign up for individual accounts to use Ustream and Twitch). There are two ways for users to view live broadcasts. First, the Live from PlayStation application on PS4 aggregates streams from all PlayStation users. Second, users can spectate friends’ PS4 gameplay from PCs, and applications such as Ustream, Twitch, and browsers, which are installed on their mobile devices. These applications can be easily started up via PlayStation App, and users can also use these applications to post comments to gameplay broadcasts. Furthermore, users with PlayStation Camera can stream camera images and microphone sounds along with their live gameplay broadcast.

  • Play as you downloadThis feature enables users to play supported digital titles as they are being downloaded. The time it takes to begin playing will vary depending on game data size and network environments, and not all titles will support this feature When a game is purchased, users can start playing after PS4 downloads a portion of the data, while the rest of the game is downloaded in the background during actual gameplay. Games may be downloaded in stand-by mode.

  • Multi log-inA maximum of four users can log-in to a single PS4 system simultaneously. These players can use their own save data to play games, and also earn trophies on their own Sony Entertainment Network accounts even when playing a multiplayer game together on a single PS4 system.

  • Party (Voice chat)By using the Mono Headset bundled with the PS4 system, users will be able to chat with up to eight friends enjoying different applications or games. Furthermore, users can use Party to chat between PS4 and PS Vita systems.

  • Face recognition and voice commandsUsers with PlayStation Camera will be able to register their facial image onto their PS4 system, and login to their system using facial recognition instead of DualShock 4. Furthermore, users can use either the microphone of the Mono Head set connected to DualShock 4, or PlayStation Camera to navigate through the PS4 home screen (PlayStation Dynamic Menu) with voice commands to start up games and shutdown the system, among other features; please refer to PS4’s online manual for recognizable voice commands.

  • Background music playerUsers can enjoy gameplay while listening to music in the background with Music Unlimited, a cloud-based digital music service. Users can also voice chat with friends while listening to music. Learn more about Music Unlimited here.

  • Online MultiplayerPlayStation Plus members will be able to play PS4 titles online with other players via the network. PS Plus makes it easy for members to join available online multiplayer matches in a variety of ways, including the ability to easily join a game from a live stream broadcast or Party voice chats.

  • Blu-ray Disc and DVD playerUsers can enjoy not only gaming on their PS4 system, but also Blu-ray and DVD video contents. When using for the first time, users must connect to the internet to activate this feature.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Roll7 Have Released A New Teaser Trailer For OlliOlli

Roll7 have released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming PSN PS Vita game OlliOlli. they have also released more details about the games' features.

· Perfect landing and grind mechanic that rewards players for timing their tricks to perfection
· HUGE global high score battles on EVERY mode
· Five different stages, each with their own unique levels and obstacles
· 120+ tricks and grinds.
· 250 Challenges
· 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Bronze Trophies!
· Sick Sound track including artists such as the Qemists and Dorian Concept

Career Mode
· 50 deviously crafted levels filled with skill, score, combo and trick challenges
· 5 Challenges per level
· Amateur and Pro levels, complete Amateurs Challenges to Unlock Pro levels
· Unlock 'Spots' by completing levels

Spots Mode
· Challenge your friends (and the world) to the best score on the Spots you've discovered in career mode.
· Get the highest score and become the King of the Spot.

Daily Grind
· Each day there’s a new Spot to challenge the world at.
· Each Daily Grind Spot is only open for 24 Hours!
· Practice the spot as many times as you want but you only get one chance to set your score! Go big, but don’t slam on your face!

RAD Mode
· Complete all 50 Levels and all 250 Challenges and RAD Mode awaits you! You'd better be good!

Press Release