Hands-on with Nintendo’s better looking, better playing New Nintendo 3DS
The New Nintendo 3DS is a big improvement in many immediately noticeable ways, based on some hands-on time with the forthcoming Nintendo handheld at Tokyo Game Show 2014. It certainly makes playing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, the Capcom game chosen to show off the New Nintendo 3DS to the public for the first time, a lot easier.
The biggest addition to the New Nintendo 3DS are the handheld’s new inputs: a new analog nub that sits above the ABXY button cluster and the new ZL and ZR shoulder buttons. Compared to the current Nintendo 3DS XL, a few other inputs, like the start and select buttons, have been shifted around — they’ve moved from below the bottom 3DS screen to below the ABXY buttons, just like the Nintendo 2DS.
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Sony rethinks mobile business, expects 1,000 layoffs after projecting $2.1B loss this year
Sony will cut over 1,000 jobs from its 7,100-person mobile communications workforce following a warning of an annual net loss of $2.1 billion, the company announced.
Yesterday, the company confirmed a new projected loss roughly four-times the amount it initially expected for this financial year based on the difficult smartphone market. While initial projections believed a net loss of $466 million was on the cards for that time frame, it now projects a loss of $2.14 billion.
As a result, the company is reassessing its business focus — which includes moving away from mid-to-lower-range mobile phones — and will instead continue to push its PlayStation division.
The company has already exited the PC market following a continuing decline in consumer interest in DVDs, Blu-Rays and other physical media.
PlayStation 4 consoles continue to perform well, however. Sony previously confirmed57.5 billion yen (or roughly $2.5 billion) generated in sales from Sony’s Games & Network Services division, which is attributed to the launch of the system.
Source —-> Polygon
Review: Hyrule Warriors is junk food gaming at its absolute finest
While all games exist for you to have fun, there’s often a whole lot more to it than that. Some games provide a mental challenge, some serve as a simulation of an activity you are otherwise unable to do, and recently many others strive to position you in an adrenaline loop that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Sometimes though, the very best kind of game is the one that doesn’t challenge you at all. These games exist purely to entertain, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Hyrule Warriors is a massive deviation from what you think when someone tells you they are playing a Zelda game, but what was created instead is still a ton of fun to play.
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Capcom shows us how good Resident Evil remastered looks
Earlier this month Capcom announced that it had decided to remaster the original Resident Evil game first released in 1996. This update on a classic will be re-released on modern hardware, including the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC.
Some may view it as a grab for cash, but the original game is now 18 years old, meaning there’s a lot of gamers out there who’ve never experienced Capcom’s survival horror. Now they can, and with a number of much needed enhancements.
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Ubisoft confirms Assassin’s Creed Unity delay
The year’s only big name next gen-only game has had its release date put back, but it’ll still be out this year, and on the same day as Rogue.
Considering how many other games have been pushed back into next year getting a press release about a delay for Assassin’s Creed Unity was a very worrying moment. But it’s only a short two week difference, and Unity will now be out on November 13 instead of October 28.
The 13th is a Thursday, which is the normal release date for games on the Continent (the game’s out on Tuesday the 11th in the US). We’ve checked with Ubisoft UK and the 13th is also definitely when it’s coming out here.
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