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Review: Resistance – Burning Skies

by on May 30, 2012 >> PSVITAReviews

Burning Skies offers the first FPS for the Playstation Vita, a system that finally has the potential to be a hand held where first person shooters can live, be playable and a lot of fun. With dual analog sticks, touch controls and more, the Vita seems like a natural fit for the genre, especially with it’s impressive graphical capabilities, robust online features and PSN integration. The Resistance franchise is tied directly to this generation of playstation systems and their success in the world of exclusives. Along with Killzone, Resistance has been a series that FPS players have been proud to call one of their favorites and with a name and pedigree like that you’d think that a jump into the hand held market on Sony’s new flagship system would be a brilliant choice and a no brainer. Unfortunately Burning Skies ends up coming off poorly. Read on to see why this game misses the mark in nearly everything it tries to nail down.

Must Watch: Go Right

by on May 11, 2012 >> PS3PSPPSVITAVideosWiiWii UXbox

In this short film created by YouTuber RockyPlanetesimal, we see many of our favorite platforming characters doing the one thing they’re all designed to do… go right. It’s really that simple but the music, the way it’s filmed and edited, the showcasing of the small pixels blown up to massive proportions. It’s all beautiful and it might even say something about gaming and life. Or I could be looking into it too much. Click to watch.

Review: Mortal Kombat Vita

by on May 7, 2012 >> PSVITAReviews

There’s no denying that the Playstation Vita has a strong library of games for a system that’s only been out for a few months. With games that have also been on home consoles like Rayman Origins, MLB 12 The Show, Lego Harry Potter and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 all arriving and all being incredibly good it’s safe to assume that Nether Realm Studios would also be able to port their award winning fighter to the Vita and make just as playable and fun. Nether Realm did just that, and more by adding Vita Specific modes and mechanics that make it worthy of the full price… but there are some draw backs. Read on to see why this hand held carnage is worth the investment.

Watch: Sonic & All-Stars Racing TRANSFORMED

by on April 30, 2012 >> 3DSPS3PSVITATrailersVideosWiiWii UXbox

Sonic & All Stars Racing was actually a really solid kart racer that borrowed some of the best mechanics from Mario Kart but of course added a Sonic twist with more unique levels, carts and more. I actually prefer it to the Wii Mario Kart game. Now we’re getting a sequel with a really great mechanic of transforming for different environments. Karts will become boats and jets depending on when it’s necessary. Pretty sweet. Oh and there’s Dubstep. Dubstep is always good. Click to watch Sonic rock out to dubstep at a million miles an more.

Watch: Resistance Burning Skies Story Trailer

by on March 20, 2012 >> PSVITATrailersVideos

I didn’t know what to think of this trailer at first. I almost didn’t post it because it barely shows any in-game footage but the more I’ve watched it the more I really like the tone they’re going for. I’ve never been a big fan of the Resistance series but I’m always looking for more games for the PSVita. The fact that the system is marketed as the best mobile choice for the FPS genre without a single FPS title means that this game has a lot to live up to. The choice of making the main character a freedom fighter and an ex-fireman is pretty neat as well. I’m hoping that comes into play as more than just a cool ax-melee attack. Take a look at this comic book inspired story trailer. Click to watch.

Watch: Street Fighter X Tekken Law Combo Video

by on March 13, 2012 >> PCPS3PSVITAVideosXbox

I love a good combo video, especially when it showcases just how ridiculous characters can be in a fighting game. Yes there are concessions to be made like they’re in training mode, and the other character is standing still without blocking or resistance, but even still there’s something impressive about these. Here we have Persona showing what Law is able to do in the new SFxT if given that perfect opportunity. Persona really edits this video well ramping up as they go along

Click to watch

Review: Street Fighter X Tekken

by on March 11, 2012 >> PS3PSVITAReviewsXbox

Two of the biggest fighting game franchises of all time are going head to head in a 2 on 2 tag team battle to decide once and for all who is the best fighter in the world. What brought these two franchises together? Well a box from outer space code named Pandora has landed on Earth and now the Shadowloo Organization lead by M. Bison and the Mishima Zaibatsu Company are after it. This of course leads to encounters of the best fighters from both franchises trying to control whatever power this Pandora’s Box has to offer. Not an overly interesting story, and honestly it doesn’t really matter what the story is because as with all fighting games it really is all about the combat. Read on to see why this game is so close to being great, but falls just short of legendary.

Watch: Street Fighter x Tekken’s Opening Credits.

by on March 4, 2012 >> NewsPS3PSVITATrailersVideosXbox

Rarely do games get opening credits that are so beautifully well made. Taking the theme of the paint brush strokes from the first Street Fighter IV trailers and cranking it to 11, the SFxT opening credits feature familiar and favorite characters from both franchises as the world changes and distorts around them with flashy, splashy liquid effects. Pretty cool stuff. We’ll be live streaming the title all next week so keep tuned to our live channel The72Pins.com/Live. Click to watch the amazing credits.

This is why everyone should play Gravity Rush

by on March 1, 2012 >> PSVITAVideos

These two videos show the staff behind the game playing (or more accurately rushing) through two different challenge levels as fast as possible, but more importantly, they demonstrate just how fun and visually incredible the mechanics of this game can be. I played the Japanese version of the demo, and found it to be the most exciting game on the Vita to date, and I cannot wait for its June 12th release date here in the US. Sadly, the demo’s not yet available on the American PSN, but you can play it on demo units at Best Buy or Gamestop, which I highly recommend doing.

Either way, check out these very cool videos after the break.

Review: Super Stardust Delta

by on February 27, 2012 >> PSVITAReviews

I love twin stick shooters and as much as I suck at them I love bullet hell game and when those ideas are combined I’m like a pig in shit. Super Stardust Delta does this beautifully with one of the best on the go gaming experiences I’ve had in months. The idea blends asteroids with a twin stick shooter and then putting it all orbiting a planet and throw in big epic boss fights and bonus modes for good measure. One big part of the PSVita marketing campaign has been that there’s finally a system for FPS games on the go. Well there aren’t any FPS titles out for the VITA but this is a great excuse to show off those dual analog sticks. Read on for the full review.

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