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The Drop: Week of July 15th 2013 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Jul 14, 2013 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 Blu-ray and PSN this week, Dynasty Warriors 8 follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China.

Giving stronger emphasis in the stage of these epic battles and inspired by the landscape of ancient China to deliver a wide range of visual treats, Dynasty Warriors 8 will feature more than 40 completely new stages: verdant plains, desolate wastelands, sharp ravines, huge castles, and other breath-taking sites.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop!

Dynasty Warriors 8

(Also on PS3 Blu-ray) – Dynasty Warriors 8 follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China.

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Apart from the Story Mode, which comes with new episodes and characters and takes a deeper look at the drama that unfolds in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms story, Dynasty Warriors 8 includes all new “What if?” scenarios. Breaking away from historical fact, this mode takes a look at what could have happened if famous characters had lived to fight another day. Stories branch out to different outcomes providing variety in the course and ending of the game, and giving the players the power to view an alternate version of history depending on their choices. The game also boasts a vast number of new and returning playable characters, as the highly anticipated officers Yue Jin and Li Dian from the Wei Kingdom, who make their first appearance in the series, alongside more than 70 playable characters that fight to prevail in the battlefield.

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Time and Eternity (Also on PS3 Blu-ray) – Kamza, a vibrant kingdom located on a lush ocean island, is in the midst of a national event celebrating the upcoming marriage of their princess to a valiant knight. But when a group of assassins appears during the ceremony, this dream come true transforms into their worst nightmare. As the knight lays mortally wounded, the princess reveals her long hidden secret—there is a second soul living within her, and together they control the power to travel through time. But can they act quickly enough to reverse the course of history and find out what happened that fateful day? Only time will tell…

From NIS and acclaimed developer Image Epoch, Time and Eternity offers brand-new style of role-playing game, brought to life with captivating, hand-drawn animation. You will witness your own death at your wedding before traveling back in time with your wife-to-be in order to track down your killer!

Turbo: Super Stunt Squad (Also on PS3 Blu-ray) – Turbo: Super Stunt Squad is a high-velocity action game featuring the super-charged crew of characters from the animated feature film. Each playable character has their own signature street style and tricked-out skills which will come in handy when showing-off and earning respect with jumps, drifts, slides, flips and other super-cool stunt moves. Expert skills will also prove useful to earn power-ups, customize your character, win competitive challenges and discover shortcuts in the dynamic larger-than-life environments of Turbo’s world.

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Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition The island of Banoi is a lush, tropical paradise in the South Pacific where its flagship Royal Palms Resort serves as the ultimate getaway for vacationers with money to burn. However, all good things must soon come to an end – and the picturesque resort falls into madness, carnage and chaos after a mysterious and contagious zombie outbreak claims its once peaceful atmosphere. The GOTY version of last year’s first person zombie killing adventure includes all of the game’s previously-released DLC, including Bloodbath Arena mode, Ryder White’s single-player story campaign and a blueprint for the Ripper weapon mod.

avatar_167300Alien Spidy After losing contact with his explorer friend Virgi, our fearless alien hero Spidy heads to Earth in his spacecraft to find her in Alien Spidy. While entering the Earth’s atmosphere, his spacecraft suddenly fails and starts to break up, causing Spidy to crash-land on the strange planet, with his craft scattered across forests, throughout ponds and into dark caves. Spidy finds himself alone on an alien world and faces the epic challenge of tracking down Virgi, battling strange new enemies and finding the missing pieces from his spacecraft in order to repair the damage and make their escape home.

The stage is set for the adventure of a lifetime as Spidy embarks on a perilous journey through a visually stunning 2D/3D world, where quick reflexes and fast-paced platform action create a fun and rewarding gameplay experience, which is easy to pick up, but challenging to master.

Mamorukun Curse! Mamorukun and several other Chosen Souls have been plucked from the realm of the Living and tossed into the Netherworld! Not remembering how they all wound up in such a strange place, the Chosen Souls are immediately ordered by the wholesomely cute and utterly demanding Ms Fururu, to assist her in restoring balance to the Netherworld and stopping the World of Darkness from taking over. With their newly acquired Curse Powers, the Chosen Souls must fight their way through the Netherworld in order to find and seal the gate that separates the Netherworld from the World of Darkness before it’s too late.

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Mystic Chronicles Battle the darkness alongside your guardian beast! Mystic Chronicles follows the story of a mysterious youth, Lux, adopted by a small village. Lux has just begun his training to join the Holos Guild, a society charged with ridding the world of troublemakers. However, a chance meeting with a young girl sets in motion a series of events that sets Lux on a far more serious quest than just defeating ornery forest creatures! Could Lux end up being the savior of the entire world?!

Geronimo Stilton in the Kingdom of Fantasy (PS Vita / PSP) – Meet Geronimo Stilton, editor of the Rodent’s Gazette, the most important newspaper in New Mouse City. Join Geronimo Stilton on a colourful quest through the Kingdom of Fantasy as he tackles puzzles, brain-teasers and action-packed challenges. Enjoy a fascinating and gripping story based on the hit books that will enthral children and parents alike.

Doodle God (PS Vita) – With Doodle God you can create storms, build armies, grow a civilization, and so much more! Doodle God puts the power of creation in your hands. Mixing and matching different elements, work your way up, all the way from bacteria and beetles, to clay and ceramics, to tools, weapons and beyond! But beware, creating a whole world is not so easy — inventing the wheel might just end in a plague of zombies…

Don’t worry though; you’re not completely alone on your cosmic journey! Every time you successfully create a new item or procedure, you’ll also be rewarded with the wit and wisdom of some of the greatest philosophers and comedians! Clear, colorful graphics bring the rise and fall of mighty empires to your screen. Unleash your inner god with Doodle God!

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Kung Fu Rabbit (PS Vita) – Life in the temple of rabbits hangs by a thread. Universal Evil has once again run rampant, and kidnapped all of your students. Use your agility and combat abilities to save all of your students! Jump from roof to roof, slide gracefully along walls, sneak up on your enemies and rip them to shreds!

Shaun White Skateboarding As the first skateboarding game in the best-selling Shaun White video game franchise, Shaun White Skateboarding will provide an innovative twist and fresh take on the skateboarding and action-sports genre.

Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign Help out James Voodoo as he investigates a mysterious attack and goes on an incredible adventure in Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign! Explore the forsaken hamlet of Ravenhill, then travel the world’s wealthiest city, Richtown, and uncover the secret of a lost tribe in this challenging Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game. Can you save the city from the terrifying monster? Find out in Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign!

Demos

PlayStation 2 Classic

Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium Two of the world’s fighting giants return in this colossal slugfest and it’s time to settle the score. Now, Capcom vs. SNK 2 unleashes lightning fast animation and classic arcade fighting action on the PlayStation 2. Choose from over 44 characters in an arsenal of fighters consisting of both the SNK and Capcom universes while customizing your fighting style with six different combat grooves.

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Evil Dead – Five friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead which releases a violent demon on a bloodthirsty quest to possess them all.

[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases, Retail Descriptions, from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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+ lionkrm07 on July 14th, 2013 at 9:31 pm said:

Great items for this week, but when the shop will bring the classic Super PS2 Need For Speed ​​Underground 2 … Sony please … WHEN?


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+ lionkrm07 on July 14th, 2013 at 9:32 pm said:

NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND 2… OMG… SONY WHEN? WHEEEEENNN?


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+ MONEYCLIP817 on July 14th, 2013 at 9:37 pm said:

CVS2!!!!!!!


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+ Gamerzlimited on July 14th, 2013 at 9:40 pm said:

Come on guys, it can’t be that bad, right? Is Time and Eternity bad in the range of Aliens: Colonial Marines? I don’t have plans to buy it either, but I’m just curious is all.

Also, looking forward to Dynasty Warriors 8 this week.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on July 14th, 2013 at 10:08 pm said:

I haven’t seen anymore more deserving of an ass kicking than Ryumoau in a long time.

“Worst of 2012″ lists… please, kid.

You’re at the very top of the “Worst PS Blog Users” list.


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+ zepified on July 14th, 2013 at 10:42 pm said:

If I remember correctly, Alien Spidey was one of the first PSN-type games shown in trailer form as coming to the Vita at or near the Vita’s launch. Obviously that didn’t happen and we unfortunately haven’t heard ANYTHING at all about it since!

It’s too bad too because I watched the trailer a good many times in anticipation to be able to play such a creative & fun looking platformer on my new Vita… platformers are pretty much still my favorite.

So as far as the question someone asked earlier about if Alien Spidey was/is a Vita release… I really don’t think it is for the Vita. If it was, it would list the Vita in name (in bold text) next to the game’s title like all of the other games when they’re shown/listed as a PSN “the drop.” The reason I say this is because I’ve always taken it to mean that if no system is listed in bold next to the title of whatever new PSN game is being released, it’s just safe to assume it’s a PS3 only title. And because the Vita isn’t listed in bold next to Alien Spidey, I take it it’s not coming out or playable on the Vita… at least I hope just for the time being???


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+ zepified on July 14th, 2013 at 10:42 pm said:

***continued^^^

Come on Sony!! I shouldn’t have to explain this… Don’t release/show ACTUAL trailers for a future Vita PSN title only to delay it without a word for an entire year or longer and then end up not releasing the said title for the Vita at all. That’s pretty harsh… especially considering how badly so many Vita owners are wanting/asking for more games!! If Alien Spidey was once a partially developed Vita title, then do us all a solid and work hard to try to get it back.


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+ HanGlacy on July 14th, 2013 at 10:43 pm said:

Rogue galaxy, dark cloud 2 in ps vita! Instead of gow bring more rpg games in ps vita!!!
Cant wait in final fantasy x, next remaster ff 12


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+ RulitoCR on July 14th, 2013 at 11:33 pm said:

Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium!!! Awesome!!!!!!


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+ Transporter47 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:46 am said:

Please Fatal Frame 2 and 3 plz!!!!!!


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+ BlackMambaPR89 on July 15th, 2013 at 12:51 am said:

Question… Some of these items are for free download at the Playstation Plus membership?


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+ idn86i on July 15th, 2013 at 12:56 am said:

A lot of stuff to check out this upcoming update for me! Woot~ Game on everyone!!


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+ Superstone on July 15th, 2013 at 2:27 am said:

What happened to psone classics. Sooooo many more I would love to see.


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+ herbalsticky on July 15th, 2013 at 3:35 am said:

My god… This blog page is full of whiny, snot nosed, unsupervised, cry-for-mommy, bed wetting childish comments. Who cares what other people think, who’s first, or what your favorite color is. ;*)


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+ leonskjti on July 15th, 2013 at 3:44 am said:

And soul sacrifice dlcs? News?


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+ MoshuaDeath on July 15th, 2013 at 3:47 am said:

DRAGON QUEST 8!!!! PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSE. Please?


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+ Legaljuana on July 15th, 2013 at 4:03 am said:

I’m still waiting for the day when Persona 4 is added to the PS2 classics…


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+ E-D-N on July 15th, 2013 at 4:55 am said:

I’d love to see a Disgaea sale!


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+ Welmosca on July 15th, 2013 at 5:28 am said:

Hoou cool Capcom vs SNK 2?…..thats great,wish they had put the 1st Capcom vs SNK for PS1 which is much better than the 2nd one for PS2…I still play that game nowadays anyway seeing Dead Island going digital is pretty great…now all you need to do Sony is add to IGC of August.


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+ Welmosca on July 15th, 2013 at 5:43 am said:

@ 55 PrimeroIncognito – Dont forget that “neuropunk” guy…he and Ryumoau are rivals in the art of trollage.


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+ Jefferson550 on July 15th, 2013 at 6:27 am said:

Great items for this week, but when the shop will bring the classic Super PS2 Need For Speed ​​Underground 2 … Sony please … WHEN? [2]


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+ Ryumoau on July 15th, 2013 at 6:54 am said:

@38-40

Glad to see idiots are still willing to spend full price on games despite critical panning. You people are the reason Nisa continues to bring half broken japanese games like Mugen Souls here because they know you weaboos will still buy it regardless.


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+ viceforce on July 15th, 2013 at 8:39 am said:

@40 you sir have to be on the biggest volume of crack. Dynasty Warriors is not a crap game. Key thing to remember 8. They’ve been 8 installments of the game not to mention Dynasty Warriors GUNDAM and One Piece Pirate Warriors. You have no class in games. Go play your CRAP of DOODY Games


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+ jimmyfoxhound on July 15th, 2013 at 8:47 am said:

Dynasty Warriors 8 YEAH BABY!!!! Can’t wait!!! And a physical release too??? THANK YOU Tecmo Koei!! There are also quite a few games coming this week that I want to check out. Already have Time & Eternity pre-ordered. I heard the talk about it being crap but I can’t help myself, I <3 NISA & I'll always support them even if the game is kinda crap I don't care. Just like Sega and the Yakuza series dang you Sega bring Yakuza 5 to NA PLEASE …. don't know why i brought that up on this blog post but I just gotta get that out. :)


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+ Connor2122 on July 15th, 2013 at 9:17 am said:

Sony please release the Grand Theft Auto V gameplay video so we all can download it to are PS3 please and thank you :D


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+ Solidmgsnake on July 15th, 2013 at 11:02 am said:

Capcom vs SNK 2 sure is nice


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+ TheTrainJob on July 15th, 2013 at 11:31 am said:

@pablofsi08,

The PS4 will never be able to emulate PS3 games. It hasn’t even close to the power to do so; the problems are many. First off, this new console gen hasn’t the raw speed to emulate the previous systems’ hardware. Even using the same arch, it would not be possible to do pure software emulation—but in that case it would certainly be likely that “emulation” could be done via a software/hardware translation system…*

The real problem is that the PS4 uses an entirely different CPU arch. The PS3 has a PPC core and 7 floating-point vector processors, ie. the Cell CPU. Even emulating the single PPC core on the amd64-based PS4 processor can’t be done(emulating the power arch on x86 has always been a very hard problem, with current emulators running at best 1/15th the speed of the host system), and the SPEs… not even in the realm of possibility.

* The Gaikai cloud system Sony announced for playing PS3 games on your PS4 does not run on PS4 hardware; I guarantee you it runs on Cell processors and is essentially a huge cluster of PS3-like hardware. That’s half the point of cloud-based solutions; the code doesn’t have to run on your system.


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+ yoloswag4life420 on July 15th, 2013 at 1:01 pm said:

78th!!!!


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+ Mando44646 on July 15th, 2013 at 1:18 pm said:

Still no AAA support for Vita I see. The only major release in months has been Soul Sacrifice. Come on Sony, you can do better


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+ leonskjti on July 15th, 2013 at 1:55 pm said:

soul sacrifice dlcs!!!!
news!!!!!!
PLEASE!!!!


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+ Iron-President on July 15th, 2013 at 2:07 pm said:

It’s going to be another crappy week for SOUL SACRIFICE players if the 4th DLC not coming out again.
I’m really looking forward to play it on my own,not relying on Europe/Asia players to host it online.
You won’t disappoint us again,do you Sony?


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+ pablofsi08 on July 15th, 2013 at 2:20 pm said:

@TheTrainJob I appreciate your insight, however the PS3 didn’t exactly have the ability to emulate the PS2′s internal chips either, however they managed to adapt the software and re-do them for PS3. I suppose the same can be done with PS4′s much more powerful hardware, what with programmers already having PS3′s game software and the PS3′s chipset having more available info.

I don’t like Gaikai but if it was to be in the worst possible and undesirable case the only way to play PS3 games on the PS4 (because PS3′s online will be a desert, it’s infraestructure will decline in quality and I don’t want to have 2 systems that warm each other next to each other and don’t have an additional HDMI port to keep both plugged in, to boot) then I want my 200 games bought from the current PSN Store to be respected on this “Gai(y)kai” thingie.


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+ mcbuttz78 on July 15th, 2013 at 3:10 pm said:

@12 gaikai is an American company .. i think your trying a little to hard, because it was never Chinese.

DW8 :) how refreshing..

mcbuttz78
vp-psn legioniaree group


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+ OcelotScreaming on July 15th, 2013 at 3:38 pm said:

I never got the chance to play Dead Island, so i’ll definitely pick up the Game of the Year Edition!


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+ CARLOX_ on July 15th, 2013 at 4:20 pm said:

Finally! I’m definitely getting capcom Vs. SNK 2!


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+ VetoShizuko on July 15th, 2013 at 6:42 pm said:

just waiting for that dynasty warriors 8 I wish there was an early update like what happened with muramasa rebirth


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+ bh7812 on July 16th, 2013 at 2:08 am said:

I don’t post here often, but seeing these unfair comments on Time And Eternity I just have to speak up. With the exception of a few posters here, a vast majority posting these unfair statements against the game have NOT played it and are NOT in a position to judge it, much less tell others don’t buy it. First, people need to start playing these games for themselves before joining the peanut gallery here. To properly judge a game, you need to play at LEAST a few hours of it. Ideally several before you can really write about it. You cannot possibly judge this game’s worth by few minute long Youtube clips. You simply can’t. Secondly, screw Metacritic. Thanks to them so many games that deserved honest chances will never get them due to your precious Metacritic. That site’s one big thing wrong with games. Reviewing of games needs a massive overhaul! Finally, I am growing sick of seeing you guys calling every game that isn’t The Last Of Us “crap”, “mediocre”, “trash”, “garbage”, and “meh” Are you fools ever happy? Ever? These game publishers owe us NOTHING, so quit the snobby, ungrateful, elitist, entitled attitudes.


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+ bh7812 on July 16th, 2013 at 2:14 am said:

How about actually thanking Sony and their 3rd parties for all the entertainment they do give us instead of those attitudes? As a certain man said you’re all insatiable and begging for what’s next rather than enjoy what you’re given and being thankful for it. If you don’t like the game, fine, ok we get it. But, the comments of those who haven’t played even a moment of it should be disregarded. Or at the very least I’d be very skeptical of them. But, you’ll be urging everyone to get call of duty in November I’m sure.


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+ Elvick_ on July 16th, 2013 at 5:03 am said:

@57: That game has nothing to do with Sony, and the developer just used Vita to get some undeserved hype with no real plans for putting it on the PS Vita.

@72: Good to see you telling people what they should do and should enjoy. I’ll forward my bills to you, just email your address. Then you can have some say in what I choose to do with my money. I’m sure you’ll enjoy paying my bills for me. Thanks~

But seriously… I don’t need people to tell ME what *I* should play or what *I* should enjoy. I bought Last Rebellion for $60, day 1. Liked it quite a bit, despite the flaws. Bought Bullet Witch, despite it’s MANY faults *LOVE* the game and it’s one of my favorite 360 games.

Kindly take your over inflated ego and have a seat.


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+ crsn891 on July 16th, 2013 at 6:55 am said:

When is Painkiller coming to the US store?


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+ BuriedSorrow on July 16th, 2013 at 8:58 am said:

How much will the Dead Island GOTY Edition be? I never finished that game… $20 would make me finish it. Any more then I would pass.


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+ TheTrainJob on July 16th, 2013 at 11:09 am said:

@pablofsi08

PS2 games can be adapted to run on PS3 because the PS3 is powerful enough to run PS2 emulation/translation software in real time. Oversimplified, the difference in power between the PS2 and PS3 is much greater than PS3 and PS4.

BTW, you completely ignored the issues I mentioned in emulating the Cell processor.


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+ jrstout01 on July 16th, 2013 at 1:43 pm said:

Good Afternoon,

I want to know who was in charge of making this very poor rendition of a biker game……

The action is very poor the flow the whole package is a lousy piece of work……

I would like to know why the game progress after defeating the boss in the sawmill and running him through the saw it returns to Mack’s Garage and the shoot out of the Mack’s Garage starts all over again and then back to the same process…..defeat at Mack’s garage and back to the lumberjack and finding his parcels……

What is going on with this progress……

Has this happened in other discs from other players…

Please help me get back to where I was and get through this awful game…

Thanks,

Jim


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+ jrstout01 on July 16th, 2013 at 1:43 pm said:

This is Ride to Hell Retribution


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+ zecrin on July 16th, 2013 at 3:13 pm said:

Will Mystic Chronicles be Vita compatible?


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+ PrinceofXIII on July 16th, 2013 at 4:18 pm said:

Dynasty Warriors 8 and Time and Eternity!!!!

Capcom vs SNK 2 is coming, but would prefer a online edition instead of just a PS2 port(better than nothing i guess)

Mamorukun Curse! definitely getting that day! and i might check out Mystic Chronicles :D


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+ Barriecuda on July 16th, 2013 at 8:52 pm said:

CvS2 was unexpected! Very nice work guys.

I will continue however to ask, humbly, for Suikoden II’s appearance on PSN. All the best.


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+ jmeyer2039 on July 17th, 2013 at 2:18 pm said:

There are still several PS1 classics I’d like to see made available on the Store, but I haven’t seen any dropped in a long time. Are they done with them? If so, hopefully we’ll see more on Gaikai later.


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