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We Pick Games to Play on Video! – You Decide the One We Start With!

Yakuza 3 Final Fantasy VII Chrono Trigger

We are planning a new show where we bring our own take on the “Let’s Play” video game playthroughs. Thing is, our creative brain cells are not really firing and we currently lacking a decent title. If you viewers/listeners can conceive a nice title, we will appreciate it. The video is of Bronson and I putting probability to work and randomly choosing three games out of a hat. Of the three games we got (Yakuza 3, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII), you guys get to choose which game we start with! If we do not get a response, we will do them in that order.

Many thanks, TGA audience!

Call of Duty Vita to Revitalize PlayStation’s Handheld Platform

Call of Duty Vita to Revitalize PlayStation’s Handheld Platform

Call of Duty on PlayStation Vita, a portable gaming dream many gamers around the world anticipate after the Senior Vice President of PlayStation marketing, Guy Longworth confirmed its existence and planned release of Fall 2012. Unarguably one of, if not the most popular video game franchise this console generation, Activision's debut release of Call of Duty on Sony's latest handheld gaming platform will be the most crucial factor of success for the Vita since its launch earlier this year.

While no details have been provided about Call of Duty on Vita, E3 2012 is just around the corner and chances are high that gameplay footage and details will evolve during the largest video game event of the year. Will we still see Call of Duty on Vita this year? Will Vita’s release be a completely unique Call of Duty experience, or just a port of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2? Will Vita owners experience a true online experience with Call of Duty on Vita? These are all questions that gamers should expect to be answered within the next couple weeks.

Watch as I explain why Call of Duty on Vita will revitalize the PlayStation Vita platform. With the PlayStation Vita off to a slow start in regards to sales, Activision’s prized franchise has the ability to put the platform back on its feet and bring success that is known with the PlayStation brand.

Rockstar Games to Make E3 2012 Splash Despite Formal Absence

Rockstar Games to Make E3 2012 Splash Despite Formal Absence

Despite the recent launch of Max Payne 3 and upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games, developer and publisher of the GTA franchise and Agent, an upcoming PS3 exclusive announced June of 2009 during the Sony press conference at E3, Rockstar Games will not have a formal presence at E3 this year. While the reasoning behind this decision remains unknown up to this point, do not let this fool you into believing Rockstar Games will not have any presence at all.

With Grand Theft Auto V likely launching before E3 2013, Rockstar Games understands there is no better event to publicize a game, such as Grand Theft Auto, than E3. With Sony and Microsoft both hosting dedicated press conferences, as they do every year, gamers should expect something to be mentioned in regards to Rockstar whether it is Sony or Microsoft receiving exclusive content for Grand Theft Auto V, more details from Sony on the upcoming exclusive, Agent, or something completely out of the woodworks.

E3 2012 will unarguably be intense and loaded with announcements that will have gamers drooling for months to come. Watch as I go more in-depth on the topic and provide some insight into the possibilities of a E3 2012 splash from Rockstar Games despite formal absence.

Nick McFRE$H and HipHopGamer Drop It Like It's Hot at PAX East 2012

Nick McFRE$H and HipHopGamer Dance-off to Dance Central 2

PAX East 2012 has come and gone, but memories remain and coverage lives throughout the inter webs. For those who have been following what I have done over the past few years, HipHopGamer is likely a name that should sound familiar. After meeting him for the very first time at E3 last year, I quickly learned that the enthusiasm he possesses is one of his differentiating factors as a member of the media within the gaming industry.

Being a member of the gaming media, HipHopGamer traveled out to Boston to cover PAX East 2012 as did I and after posing the challenge at the Curse Party taking place during PAX East 2012, we scheduled a time to take each other on in front of an audience in Dance Central 2. While we were unable to pull off a two-on-two as originally planned, HipHopGamer and I go one-on-one to the 2004 hit single from Snoop Dogg, "Drop It Like It's Hot".

While I am not easily embarrassed, I will go ahead and say that with an exception of playing once at E3 2011 and once during the Made In MA party a few nights prior to the dance-off, I have never played Dance Central 2, so keep that in mind while watching our performance from PAX East 2012 with a quick interview with HipHopGamer before the battle commenced.

TGA Dance-off at "Made in MA" PAX East 2012 Party

TGA Dance-off at “Made in MA” PAX East 2012 Party

The day before PAX East 2012 officially began, we headed out to our first PAX East 2012 party, "Made in MA". Hosted at Microsoft's New England Research & Development (NERD) Center, the party began with a bang as we met the one and only Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson.

TGA Meeting Major Nelson at Made in MA Party at PAX East 2012

After we met Major Nelson we continued to mingle around talking with various members of the gaming industry including Jonathan Long, Social Media Manager at Seagate. As I am sure you are aware by now, The Gamer Access' 2012 PAX East coverage is sponsored by the amazing team over at Seagate, the storage of choice for gamers. Having the chance to meet with Jonathan and speak with him about gaming while surrounded by hundreds of gamers was amazing and I cannot thank Jonathan enough for his involvement in PAX East 2012!

With that said, to end the night off, there just so happened to be a Dance Central 2 floor set along with a massive projector for everyone in the building to watch. If you know me well enough, I love to get my shine one whenever possible so Britney and I hit the floor and well......just watch the video hahahahahaha!

PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS Must Prepare for Upcoming Competitor

Nintendo 3DS iPhone PlayStation Vita

With PlayStation’s Vita, Nintendo’s 3DS, and Apple’ iPhone 4S and new iPad all less than a year old, competition within the portable gaming industry is off the charts. While many gamers fail to consider both the iPhone and iPad “true” gaming platforms due to the lack of tactile gaming controls, I discuss why Sony and Nintendo both need to pay close attention to Apple’s moves and ensure they are consistently innovating their portable gaming platform.

Witnessing the possibilities of the new iPad during Apple’s iPad event last week opened the eyes of many non-believers as AAA studios such as Namco Bandai and Epic Games took the stage and not only showed off the visual prowess of the new iPad, but confirmed that the new iPad harnesses more power than both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Sure, the potential of the device’s hardware is not everything as without viable gaming software the hardware will only show during benchmarks, but after evaluating Apple’s business model and the potential the company holds, there is a great chance Apple could become the strongest gaming platform on the market, and not just in the portable gaming space.

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Ubisoft Seeks Next Generation Graphics on PS3 and Xbox 360

Next-Generation Assassin's Creed

GDC 2012 recently concluded with an active presence from Ubisoft. Seeking to generate hype for Assassin’s Creed 3, next-generation graphics on PS3 and Xbox 360 are said to be expected thanks to Ubisoft’s latest and greatest engine, AnvilNext. In development for over three years with twice the production volume of any previous Ubisoft title and collaboration with six other first party studios, Assassin’s Creed 3 is titled “the largest project in Ubisoft's history” with an official release date of October 30, 2012.

Informing gamers that the current gaming hardware provided by both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be able to pull off next-generation graphics thanks to the AnvilNext engine is a big statement that Ubisoft will be forced to live up to. While the trailer shown for Assassin’s Creed 3 was outstanding and was visually incredible, it was obvious that the footage shown was computer-generated. Only time will tell if Ubisoft is truly able to pull this off, but with the team involved and the manpower assigned to the project, I am sure gamers will not be disappointed when Assassin’s Creed 3 launches later this year. Watch as I provide my insight on the statement and cover the details revealed during GDC 2012 for Assassin’s Creed 3.

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PlayStation Vita to Utilize PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus Vita

PlayStation Plus has proven itself as a valuable subscription service for the PS3 that many gamers have requested to be utilized on the PlayStation Vita. While a majority of the PlayStation Minis and PSOne Classics currently offered through PlayStation Plus are compatible on the PlayStation Vita, the lack of Vita-exclusive titles and DLC has many PlayStation Vita adopters eagerly anticipating the service to expand to the portable platform. While nothing has been publicly confirmed up to this point, I provide an inside scoop as to what I have heard recently that will likely turn this vision into reality.

Imagine being able to obtain full-featured PlayStation Vita titles as well as downloadable content at a discounted rate and even free similar to what is being done on the PlayStation 3. This will further improve the current value offered by PlayStation Plus and will likely spike more interest in the subscription service for those who have yet to adopt.

This would also open up the opportunity for Sony to offer PlayStation Cloud services on the Vita platform removing the requirement to connect the Vita to a PlayStation 3 or PC to back up your game saves and content. Anyone who takes a strong interest in mobile platforms understands the importance of a strong cloud-based storage service and this may open the opportunity on the PlayStation Vita. Watch as I explain what I have heard and let me know what you think in the comment section.

Grand Theft Auto V PS3/Vita Integration Is PlayStation's Golden Opportunity

Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation Vita

Grand Theft Auto V, set to release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, is unarguably one of the most anticipated releases of 2012. With PS3 and Vita integration playing an active role in the success of Sony’s latest mobile gaming device, the idea of taking advantage of the technology that exists through the PlayStation platform is breathtaking. Due to PlayStation’s exclusivity with the GTA franchise no longer in existence, Sony has lost a valuable asset to the PlayStation platform, but even with exclusivity no longer in effect, if the right moves are made, PlayStation just may reclaim its crown for the go-to platform for Grand Theft Auto as it once was before the current console generation.

If Sony and Rockstar Games were to collaborate on a Grand Theft Auto release for the PlayStation Vita, if they are not already, integrating the ability to communicate with Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 3 utilizing the Vita’s GPS, ability to perform augmented reality, and the social networking provided by Vita’s Near application, the experience would be nothing short of groundbreaking. While Microsoft may have Grand Theft Auto V on their platform, if Sony is able to follow through and provide gamers with a revolutionary experience that is only available on the PlayStation platforms, gamers may find themselves opting in for the PlayStation 3 version allowing PlayStation to reclaim the Grand Theft Auto crown.

Watch as I provide more details on the potential PS3 and Vita integration could have with the Grand Theft Auto franchise and PLEASE leave a comment with your thoughts and ideas as I WILL be passing this link along to the team at Rockstar Games in the near future. The more comments and feedback provide, the more lilely we are to see this all come to fruition so spread the word and let’s make this vision a reality!

Xbox 720 Rumors Mimic That of the PlayStation 3

Xbox 720 PS3

Microsoft's Xbox 360 will officially turn seven on November 22nd, 2012 convincing many gamers that Microsoft's successor, often referred to as Xbox 720, is near. As the cycle goes, the closer we creep up on the launch of a new gaming device, the more rumors and leaks are found to tease the appetites of those anticipating what's in store for the future of gaming.

Recently, a rumor has found its way on the net that immediately relates to that of the PlayStation 3 while in its research and development stage. I discuss the topic on hand and provide my insight as to how this may impact those who adopt Microsoft's, and possibly Sony's, next-generation consoles. As always, I encourage you all to leave your thoughts in the comment section letting me know what you think. You never know who may read what you type ;)

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