Too soon: 1. Before the usual time or the time expected; 2. Modern video game remasters. Sony announced last week in a trailer they're releasing a remastered version of Naughty Dog's critically acclaimed PS3 title The Last of Us sometime in "2014." Here's a look at that trailer: GameStop.com are currently accepting pre-orderes for The Last of Us Remastered for $59.99. That's outrageous considering the PS3 version was just released last year. Sony successfully alienated the 4.46 million people who purchased the PS3 version of The Last of Us. Had I known they would release a remastered version of that game for the PS4 so soon -- I would have waited for that version. Question for The Last of Us fans: Are you planning on purchasing the PS4 version of The Last of Us?
Gimmick: Any clever maneuver. Nintendo 3DS: Handheld that has an extensive library of games. ITworld writer Peter Smith stated today that Amazon learned nothing from Nintendo when they developed a phone with a stereoscopic 3D display. He then proceeded to blast the Nintendo 3DS. "The 3DS offers glasses-free 3D on one of its screens. It's a gimmick, and one that thankfully you can turn off. I turned it off long ago and haven't found a reason to turn it back on, and most of my friends have done the same," Smith stated. The Nintendo 3DS' stereoscopic 3D mode isn't a "gimmick," because that mode was never Nintendo's focus of attention. Solid games has always been Nintendo's focus of attention. "When Nintendo introduced the cheaper Nintendo 2DS, they pretty much were admitting that the 3D screen doesn't add much to the 3DS," Smith added. That's a false assumption. Nintendo released the 2DS to target children who's too young to safely view stereoscopic 3D effects. Image credit: Nintendo Sources: ITworld.com | Leak: Amazon learns nothing from Nintendo; develops phone with 3D display | Peter Smith | April 16, 2014 at 6:33 AM
Pink. Puffy. POWERFUL. The European version of the official Kirby: Triple Deluxe website launched today with loads of information for that title. That website details Kirby: Triple Deluxe's story, abilities, minigames, collectibles and special features. Perhaps my favorite feature in Kirby: Triple Deluxe is Kirby's ability to move between the foreground and the backgroud. I can't wait to see that feature in 3D! The full North American Kirby: Triple Deluxe website is still listed as "coming soon." It'll be interesting to see the differences between those websites. Kirby: Triple Deluxe releases May 16th, 2014, in Europe; and May 2, 2014, in North America. Image credit: Nintendo
Better late than never. Nintendo is finally getting around to releasing a Princess Peach themed Nintendo Wii Remote Plus. "The new controller includes a crown design over the speaker, blue buttons that echo Peach’s royal jewelry and a golden-yellow plus pad that evokes her regal crown.," Nintendo announced. You can expect to see Peache's Wii Remote in stores at the end April at a suggested retail price of $39.99. Image credit: Nintendo
Harry Potter: Episode 1: You're a Wizard Harry. I just noticed that I spend upwards of 59 hours (3,540 minutes) a year watching the Harry Potter movie series; in other words, I rewatch the entire Harry Potter movie series three times a year. Oddly enough, I'm on pace to keep up that tradition in 2014, because I've rewatched seven Harry Potter films approximately three and a half months into the year. What's even odder is that I enjoy watching the Harry Potter movies in episodes; for example, I watched scenes 1-5 of the Deathly Hallows in one day, scenes 6-10 another day, scenes 11-13 another day, etc. If I remember correctly, I started to watch the Harry Potter series in episodes in 2011, so that I could hype myself as much as possible for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. Question: Do you watch the Harry Potter movie series in episodes?
Score $1 for every 1,000 points earned. Check Out My Collectibles (COMC) announced today via Facebook they're bringing back their rewards system during an upcoming limited time COMC Challenge. "We are going to bring back rewards of $1 per 1000 points earned in the COMC Challenge," COMC announced. "any user who earns a lifetime total of 1,000,000 points or more will be given an exclusive red contributor badge to commemorate your amazing dedication and generosity to COMC!" COMC will announce when they're going to activate that rewards system at a later date on their Facebook page.