Archive for November, 2012

XCOM – two new games?

Posted: November 26, 2012 by karaski in Uncategorized

 

Anyone else wondering about the two new XCOM games this year? Check out the explanation of the differences here. 

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/01/05/that-other-xcom-game-is-still-coming.aspx

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Thanks to a little bird (literally I heard it on twitter), I found out about the deals Playstation is offering on Black Friday. To be honest, they’re pretty awesome and if you’re looking to jump into the Playstation market now is definitely the time.

They’re offering the new Playstation Vita bundles (Assasians Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Lego Batman 2) for only $199! That’s $50 off what they are today. A really great deal for such a new system. Assasians Creed Bundle and Call of Duty Bundle will be available on Amazon and at GameStop. The Lego Batman bundle is exclusive to Target.

In addition to the Vita, Playstation is also lowering the price on their Playstation 3 bundle to $199, this includes the 250GB PS3, Uncharted 1 and 2, and the infamous collection.

I would love to hear if anyone picks one up this Friday so please comment! I would love to hear about any black Friday shopping events, actually. Especially related to Video Gaming!

Wii U!

Posted: November 18, 2012 by karaski in Humor, Products, Review, Video Games, Wii U

Ok I will admit I got caught up in the hype of the Wii U launch and went searching for one this morning. I struck out at K-mart (I thought nobody would go looking there). So I called Best Buy on my way out of Kmart and to my surprise they still had a few of both the standard and deluxe editions. I waited in line and by the time I got up there they were out of deluxe editions 😦

I was, however, able to get a standard edition! I had to jump on it. I also picked up two of the launch titles at 60 bucks a pop! Zombie U and Nintendo Land. I am babysitting right now but I am going to head home this afternoon for a quick bit and hook it up to see what it’s like! More to come 🙂Image

WiiU Launch Party!

Posted: November 17, 2012 by ChoSanJuan in Google+, Products
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Just a quick blurb… Nintendo World in NYC is having a launch party for the WiiU, tomorrow at 6pm.  I will be on site for a portion of the launch party if anyone wants to join in on Google+!  Keep an eye on this post for the G+ Hangout OnAir!

Neogeo X

Posted: November 12, 2012 by karaski in Accessories, Products, Video Games

Hello all you Neogeo fans! I see the Neogeo X limited edition handheld is available for pre-order right now and will be released on December 6, 2012. When this console was first rumored I heard some crazy price points thrown out by my friends and family but I see the limited edition is only $199. Now I say “only” but it’s still a little pricy considering the 3DS is cheaper right now and has a wider selection of games. It is, however, cheaper than the $800 and $600 numbers I was hearing earlier this yea

What does the limited edition come with? Well according to Amazon.com it comes with the Neogeo X Master’s game card, 20 pre-loaded classic Neogeo games, Neogeo X station (docking for charging), Neogeo X arcade stick, and of course the handheld itself.

It looks like fun but I wonder about the price point considering there are probably not going to be any new games come out for the console but it looks slick and would be a great addition for a collector who is into Neogeo’s history.

It looks like Amazon is out of stock right now but just last week they had some available so keep your eye out for it if interested. Just curious… anyone interested or plan on picking this up?

Season 3 Episode 1 Is OFFICIAL!

Posted: November 7, 2012 by ChoSanJuan in Podcast

Join us as we bring our podcast back from the dead!  Jboy won’t be joining us (perhaps as a special guest from here on out) but we are proud to bring in our resident Gamer Girl, KARA!  (Sorry about the audio glitches on my side, that should be fixed in the next episodes.)

We’ve got 2  convenient RSS feeds to add into your favorite podcatcher!

As the “Sony” voice on this website I felt the need to inform my fellow Playstation friends that GameStop is offering 50% off some PS3 collections now through 11/14/2012 for Power Up Rewards members (which I recently am thanks to my wii U pre-order). This is for in-store only,  if you’re a rewards member they should have sent you an e-mail yesterday or today.

This deal includes titles like the Journey Collection, Killzone Trilogy, ICO/Shadow of the Colossus, Jack & Daxter, Infamous, Rachet & Clank, and God of War to name a few. This is an amazing deal and while, as I mentioned, I am not a huge GameStop fan I think I will be picking these up despite the fact that GameStop opens them and still calls them new. Forgive my short rant.

Correction/Contact Info

Posted: November 5, 2012 by karaski in Google+, Humor, PlayStation 3, Products, Twitter, Video Games

Recently Dalum (Fred) and I recorded a podcast and I have to make a few corrections before it’s release. I was discussing The Last of Us coming out for PS3 and this is not the game that worked with Ellen Page. That game is BEYOND: Two Souls. BEYOND: Two Souls is being developed by the same folks that worked on Heavy Rain. The Last of Us is made by the folks who worked on the Uncharted Series 🙂

I really like the “Upcoming Game Release” section of the podcast so next time I will be more prepared!

Also I finally have some contact information for everyone. Feel free to get a hold of me for questions related to my gaming collection, preferences, ideas for future posts and/or future podcasts. All is welcome.

gameblipskara@gmail.com

or follow me on Twitter (gameblipskara)