Posts Tagged ‘NeverDead’
Has Sony gone bonkers with anti-used games patent?
Last Updated on Friday, 4 January 2013 06:45 Written by LoganDX Friday, 4 January 2013 06:45
We’ve been hearing the rumblings for awhile now about how the next generation of consoles will use counter measures against the nefarious used game scourge. Until now they were just rumors as neither company seemed to have a concrete way to lock out second hand games. Now Sony has filed a patent for an “electronic content processing system, electronic content processing method, package of electronic content, and use permission apparatus.” Short line is the console would scan a tag inside the disc and then lock said tag to the console. Effectively eliminating the used game market.
The question begging to be asked and answered is: Has Sony shot itself in the foot? Most of the biggest sellers of Sony products all have some form of used game section. From Gamestop to Best Buy, these movers of new product have a vested interest in the high markup in profit form selling your unwanted copy of Call of Duty. They don’t make much off that brand new game someone just bought so they’re going to find a way to scrape out a few bucks. They could either stop selling Sony merchandise or more likely, ignore the M.S.R.P. and charge a higher premium for Black Ops III on PS4. Which would push more frugal gamers to the new Microsoft console.
What about the gamers? In a gaming ecosystem where $60 is the norm, how many new games can one afford? Where publishers push out crap like NeverDead, doe one want to buy new? Sure we’ve had some great hits come down the pipe but we also had NeverDead. No one should have to pay new prices for that, ever. If Sony pushes ahead with their patent to block used games, I see a significant number of cost-conscious players either not adopting the new system or switching to Microsoft – if they don’t go down the same path.
Reattach those limbs and check out some new NeverDead screens!
Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2012 02:30 Written by LoganDX Friday, 13 January 2012 05:00
What’s not to love about a game where being chopped to bits isn’t a hindrance but instead a healthy gameplay mechanic? Most times it’s “Game Over” when a rabid demon dog tears your head off but not in NeverDead. I love the idea of flinging my body parts around areas and using them to an advantage that the living don’t have! The game is prepping for a January 31st launch date and is looking to be a bloody fun time to keep warm over the frigid winter.
Hit the break for some new screens of the game and salivate at all the wicked things you could do if decapitation was no longer a problem!
Update: 2012- the year of the epic games
Last Updated on Friday, 6 January 2012 08:06 Written by JCWaitWat Thursday, 5 January 2012 07:40
Update: Warner Bros. pushed Gotham City Imposters back to February, the only early January game on the list. Bummer!
So 2011 was a pretty good year for gaming, we had the likes of Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Uncharted 3 dominating the charts. But I think 2012 is going to equal it, if not better it, with it’s epic line up. So let’s look at the big releases of quarters 1 and 2 and see what 2012 has in store for all you gamers…
10th: Gotham City Imposters
31st: Final Fantasy XIII-2
31st: Neverdead- Remember that one? With the headless guy?
31st: Soulcalibur V
Konami’s NeverDead heads to shelves January 31st.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 05:19 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 7 December 2011 09:00
It’s pretty much a given that gamers haven’t experienced something quite like NeverDead. Playing as an undead demon slayer who can reattach his severed limbs or use them to a tactical advantage? I can honestly say the story can be utter crap and as long as they make that core mechanic work, I’ll play the heck out of it! Thankfully the wait is under two months as Konami has set the release date to January 31st.
Some of the crazier ideas tossed out include tossing an armed arm behind some enemies to give them an acute case of lead poisoning, putting your head up on high to spy or using a limb as bait. Your decapitated head can roll around and look for secret areas or track down the rest of your body even. I’m ready to spend some serious time with this one! Hit the jump and check out some sweet screen shots!