Pressed for Release (Issue 1): Up to 19th November

I figured I would introduce another new feature, because I’m keeping up well enough with the other features. Rather than regurgitate press releases and call that news, I figured it would make more sense to regurgitate the important press releases for the readers that cared and clump them together in one post, leaving more room for me to work on the more important stuff. Press releases just rarely offer more than what they initially deliver. 

This feature also makes it easier for me to deliver the news while I work on my Honours degree. You can see the origin of the name from that, I’m sure.

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Clan of Champions

Clan of Champions Review ArtClan of Champions is an an action game with underlying role-playing game mechanics launched on Steam, and soon the PlayStation 3 too. As part of the Gladiator series, originally titled Gladiator Vs, Clan of Champions is the third game in the series. The Gladiator series has gone generally under the radar, with each previous title simply passing as an underwhelming release. But how does the recently localized title fare?

Developer: ACQUIRE
Publisher: NIS America (EU/NA)
Platforms: Windows (Steam), PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network)
Genre: Action
Release Date: October 30th, 2012 (Steam), November 20th, 2012 (PlayStation Network)
Rating: 16+ (PEGI)

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PlayStation Plus PlayStation Vita

Sony Unveils PlayStation Vita’s PlayStation Plus and 2.00 Update Details

PlayStation Plus PlayStation Vita

Sony has announced the details of what PlayStation Plus subscribers can expect for the PlayStation Vita. North American subscribers can expect six free games on November 19th, whilst European members will receive four free games on the 21st of November. The support will be included amongst other new features of the 2.00 Update.

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Way of the Samurai 4

Way of the Samurai 4 Review Box ArtI was often recommended to try playing the Way of the Samurai franchise, but I never did get the chance. With Way of the Samurai 4 just released, it was now time to truly play the game for myself.

Way of the Samurai 4 sees the player take the role of a samurai during the period of transition in Japan, when the small country started to become influenced by western powers. The player may freely choose to side with the Japanese military, isolationists, or even the foreigners themselves. As a foreigner to the franchise, would I feel isolated?

Publisher: NIS America (Europe), XSEED Games (North America), Spike (Japan)
Developer: ACQUIRE
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platform: PlayStation 3
Release Date: October 5th, 2012 (EU); August 21st,  2012 (NA); March 3rd, 2011 (JP)
Rating: 15 (BBFC)

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Eurotrucks Simulator 2

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Tomorrow

Eurotrucks Simulator 2

I know my target audience.

The “highly anticipated” title, Euro Truck Simulator 2 is due for release tomorrow: October 26th, 2012. As part of a partnership with SCS — “leading experts in the trucking simulation genre” who “have developed such hit titles” of the likes of UK Truck SimulatorEuro Truck Simulator, and SCANIA Truck Driving Simulator — Excalibur Publishing will be publishing the title.

For those excited about Euro Truck Simulator 2, the title boasts a detailed map of Europe that “has taken years to create”. The title also includes business management, and better graphics than before.

Set to launch tomorrow, the title retails with a recommended retail price of £24.99.