Checkpoint: Too Many Games Too Little Time Edition

Checkpoint: Too Many Games Too Little Time Edition

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We’re 3 months into 2017 and I already have a surprisingly long list of games that I want to play:

  • Resident Evil 7
  • Nioh
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda

I had Horizon and Mass Effect pre-ordered but I have cancelled them in order to clear way for other titles like Yakuza 0 (which I’m still playing), Nier: Automata, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Persona 5 not long after.

And I still have this pressing backlog to get through that includes:

  • Pokemon Sun
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  • The Witness
  • Firewatch

There are just too many games.

Resident Evil Remastered Announced

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I loved the Resident Evil “remake” that Capcom made for the GameCube. It was an excellent modernization of the PlayStation classic and it was made legitimately spooky again. At the time it was the only Resident Evil game that I never played and it became one of my favorite Resident Evil titles.In 2015, we can all relive the magic with the announcement of the HD remastered version Resident Evil remake. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will run at 1080p, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will sport 720p and the PC version can run at whatever resolution it wants because it’s the the PC.

The polygonal characters appear fine but those pre-rendered backgrounds appear very grainy. It doesn’t look like they produced higher resolution versions of those backgrounds and simply upscaled the original GameCube versions.

I wonder how much this will cost. Will Capcom be crazy enough to charge $40 for the remastered version of a 12 year old game? Square Enix justified the price of Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster by including both of those Final Fantasy X titles in that bundle. Sony got away with releasing The Last of Us Remastered for $50 because they included all the DLC released for since the original game’s debut last year.

I’d pay $20 for the PlayStation 4 version.

Why now though? Why re-release the REmake after all this time? I suspect Capcom plans to revisit the franchise’s roots and make something less action oriented and more unsettling with Resident Evil 7. Perhaps Capcom wishes to gauge interest in this REmake.

Checkpoint: Holiday 2012 Gaming Edition

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October is just around the corner. I still can’t believe it but the calendar doesn’t lie. With October comes games and lots of it. Here’s a list of titles I have intention of getting/trying and those that I have already pre-ordered.

Week of Sept. 30

  • Resident Evil 6 (PS3, 360)

Week of Oct. 7

  • Disohonored (PC, PS3, 360)
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC, PS3, 360)

Week of Oct. 21

  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PC, PS3, 360)
  • Forza Horizon (360)
  • Killzone HD (PSN)

PSN Day 1 Digital Announced

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Sony’s been quietly ramping up their day one digital releases. Borderlands 2 was the last game that was available both digitally and on store shelves.

Today Sony announced the PSN Day 1 Digital program for the month of October. The following titles will be available on launch day:

  • Resident Evil 6 – (Available for download on October 2nd – $59.99)
  • NBA 2K13 – (Available for download on October 2nd – $59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*
  • Dishonored – (Available for download on October 9th – $59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*
  • DOOM 3: BFG Edition – (Available for download on October 16th – $39.99/$35.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*
  • 007: Legends – (Available for download on October 16th – $59.99)+
  • Medal Of Honor: Warfighter – (Available for download on October 23rd – $59.99)
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted – (Available for download on October 30th – $59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*
  • Assassin’s Creed III – (Available for download on October 30th – $59.99)*
That’s very impressive for a console manufacturer. They’re sweetening the deal by giving 10% off for PlayStation Plus members. It’s not a huge discount but it’s better than nothing.
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