Thursday, January 18, 2018

Limited box edition for Life is Strange: Before the Storm game this March

Boxed Vinyl and Limited Editions of LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM, the latest game in the award-winning, multi-million copy selling, episodic franchise will be released on March 6th 2018 in the US and March 9th in PAL territories on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC (Steam). Alongside the Boxed Editions, the Bonus Episode entitled Farewell will be launching digitally across all territories on March 6th.

The Limited Edition contains a physical artbook featuring art from Life is Strange: Before the Storm plus the licensed soundtrack on CD. A separate Vinyl Edition is also available exclusively from the SQUARE ENIX Store. This includes all content from the Limited Edition as well as an exclusive vinyl set of the licensed soundtrack.

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood hardware release on Switch March 23rd 2018

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is to receive a physical release for Nintendo Switch and will be available at retail March 23rd.

Responding to fan requests and working with retailers around the world.

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic fairy-tale adventure perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Where Scandinavian storytelling meets colourful 2.5D platformer, Max offers perspective players classic jump and run gameplay, smart and innovative puzzles and a fun and unique gameplay mechanic to boot.

15 Months of PlayStation Plus with 12 Month Membership - Including Current Members

Only Available on PlayStation Store UK. All players including current PlayStation Plus members can enjoy 15 months of the service for the price of a 12 month membership £49.99.

The offer is available only on PlayStation Store from 10am GMT from Wednesday, 17th January to 10am GMT on Wednesday, 24th January.

PlayStation Plus boasts more than 31.5 million paid members around the world who can enjoy exclusive features and benefits including PlayStation 4 online multiplayer, two PS4 games each month, exclusive PlayStation Store discounts, 10GB of online storage for game saves, and bonus games such as PlayStation VR - PS VR title StarBlood Arena as well as PlayLink social party game That's You!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Nintendo Labo information release dates and prices - Nintendo Switch

Together with the Nintendo Switch system (sold separately), the Nintendo Labo kits provide the tools and technology to MAKE fun DIY creations, PLAY games with your creations and DISCOVER how the magic of Nintendo Switch technology shapes ideas into reality.

With each Nintendo Labo kit, kids can transform modular sheets of cardboard – specially designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers – into creations called Toy-Con. From a piano to a motorbike, a robot and more, each Toy-Con comes to life when combined with Nintendo Switch in different ways. As you build, you will have fun discovering how the technology works, and might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con!

Nintendo Direct New Nintendo Labo interactive Switch update 17 Jan 2018

Nintendo launch cardboard cut out units that turn your switch into different music instruments and more with these push out shapes that allow you to construct amazing devices to hold and play your Switch in several new ways.


Variety Kit and Robot Kits launched on 20th April 2018 US 27 April 2018 UK.

Piano, House, Fishing Rod, Robot bug, Bike, colour and play.

Toy-Con 1 - $69.99 £50 Toy-Con 2 (robot) - $79.99

Official site here -

Toy-Con 1 Variety Kit UK 27 April 2018 US 20 April 2018
No glue or scissors required. Everything you need is included in the box.

Make, play and discover five different Toy - Con projects

  • 2 RC Cars
  • 1 Fishing Rod
  • 1 House
  • 1 Motorbike
  • 1 Piano
Pack includes

  • Cardboard sheet x 28 (includes extra sheet for customisation)
  • Reflective sticker sheet x 3
  • Sponge sheet x 3
  • String (orange) x 1
  • String (blue) x 1
  • Eyelet set (gray) x 1
  • Eyelet set (blue) x 1
  • Rubber band (large) x 2 + spares
  • Rubber band (small) x 6 + spares
Kit includes Nintendo Switch software

Toy-Con 2 Robot Kit UK 27 April 2018 US 20 April 2018
No glue or scissors required. Everything you need is included in the box.

Make, play and discover a cool robot suit

Pack includes
  • Cardboard sheet x 19
  • Cardstock sheets x 4
  • Reflective sticker sheet x 1
  • Orange string x 2
  • Blue string x 2
  • Gray canvas straps (large) x 1
  • Gray canvas straps (medium) x 1
  • Gray canvas straps (small) x 2
  • Eyelet set (gray) x 10
  • Eyelet set (orange) x 2
Kit includes Nintendo Switch software

Nintendo Labo combines the magic of Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations

Start with a piece of cardboard...
Build a 13-key piano...
a fishing pole...
even a motorbike.
Add your Nintendo Switch console to power it up and…
Hold a recital
Catch a fish
Win a race
With Nintendo Labo, building is just as much fun as playing. Have fun discovering how it all works—you might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con creation.

THAT’S Nintendo Labo. What will YOU create?

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Star Trek 8th Anniversary plans - New Featured Episode, Giveaways and More

Star Trek Online is preparing to commemorate its 8th Anniversary. Originally launching in February 2010, the game is now one of the longest running Star Trek series in the history of the franchise and offers 161 episodes, three major expansions and 14 full seasons of playable content. PC captains can help celebrate this milestone throughout the month, by joining daily giveaways leading up to the anniversary and participating in a brand new featured episode and special events for rewards, which begin January 23. Anniversary events will also be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at a later date. In addition, Star Trek Online is teaming up with Loot Crate to give away free subscriptions for the Star Trek Mission Crate to kick off the game’s anniversary.

Captains who visit the in-game C-store from now through January 23 can participate in server-wide giveaways, which allow them to collect a new reward each day, including uniforms, starships and other items. Giveaway items will be revealed on Star Trek Online’s blog.

Underworld Ascendant fantasy RPG reveal PC game coming later in 2018

Underworld Ascendant will return players to the Stygian Abyss, a breathtaking fantasy realm rife with danger and full of intrigue. The world boasts an environment that will react dynamically to player choices. OtherSide Entertainment is innovating upon the player-authored gameplay of the original series in bold new ways to bring the ‘immersive sim’ genre forward in this action-RPG designed to reward creativity.

In Underworld Ascendant, OtherSide Entertainment is innovating upon the player-authored gameplay of the original series in bold new ways to bring the ‘immersive sim’ genre forward in this action-RPG designed to reward creativity.

Nintendo Direct teaser something NEW for Switch aimed at children

What Nintendo have said:

  • New Switch announcement for 'those who are kids at heart'
  • New Interactive experience
  • New way to play
  • Tonight at 5pm ET

I'll be back to let you know what this is all about, later.

Overwatch League Opening Week watched by 10 Million

The Overwatch League roared to life last week at the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, with four days of intense competition between all 12 teams of the world's first major global city-based professional esports league.

Buoyed by a newly announced two-year deal with Twitch, the Overwatch League's exclusive worldwide third-party digital broadcast partner, opening day drew an impressive average audience per minute of 408,000, and 280,000 for the week. More than 10 million viewers tuned in over the four-day period via Twitch, MLG, and Chinese streaming partners ZhanQi TV, NetEase CC, and Panda TV—not to mention the countless additional viewers at watch parties worldwide. On Twitch and MLG alone, the peak concurrent online audience of 437,000 hit during the highly anticipated day-one matchup between Dallas Fuel and Seoul Dynasty. In addition, tickets to Blizzard Arena Los Angeles were sold out for the entirety of opening week.

Take a Break from the Street Life with the Many Minigames in Kamurocho and Onomichi inYakuza 6: The Song of Life

What does a man with the world on his shoulders and a child to look after do to relax and unwind? InYakuza 6: The Song of Life, Kiryu enjoys a swing of the bat, a jostle of the joystick, or some good old-fashioned mahjong.

The world of Yakuza 6, encompassing the cities of Kamurocho and Onomichi, offers a variety of amusement activities to pass the time in between critical missions and hilarious substories--like playing Puyo Puyo, managing a cat cafè or chatting up a hostess!