Saturday, April 19, 2014

Giveaway Saturday 4/19/2014 - Pick Three Games

It's that time again, Giveaway Saturday! Just like last week we are giving away three steam games of your choosing, out of a list of six. To enter, simply like our page on Facebook, and tell us what your favorite game or game series is. A winner will then be selected Sunday afternoon. Good luck everyone!




Update:

The giveaway is now over. Congrats to Ben L for taking home Bionic Dues, Sniper Wolf, and 3079! As for the rest of you, thank you all for playing, and we hope to see you again next week.

Friday, April 18, 2014

NGR Versus: Super Smash Bros 64

PlayStation Network 99 Cent Sale Weekend!

This weekend is PSN's 99 Cent sale! If you have either a PlayStation 3, Vita, PSP (for PSOne Classics), or all three, then here's your chance to get some great deals! The following is a complete list as provided by the official PlayStation Blog with links directly to their store page.

Back to the Future: The Game – Full Series $0.99
Blast Factor $0.99
Braid $0.99
Crash Bandicoot $0.99
Crash Bandicoot 2 $0.99
Crash Bandicoot 3: WARPED $0.99
Crash Commando $0.99
CTR: Crash Team Racing $0.99
echochrome ii $0.99
Everyday Shooter (PS3) $0.99
Everyday Shooter (PSP | PS Vita) $0.99
Gex: Enter the Gecko $0.99
Gotham City Impostors $0.99
Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season $0.99
Plants vs Zombies $0.99
Red Faction 2 PS2 Classic $0.99
Red Faction PS2 Classic $0.99
Red Faction: Battlegrounds $0.99
Retro City Rampage (PS Vita) $0.99
Retro City Rampage (PS3) $0.99
Retro/Grade $0.99
“Sam & Max” The Devil’s Playhouse $0.99
Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! $0.99
Spyro: The Dragon $0.99
Spyro: Year of the Dragon $0.99
Stuntman: Ignition PS2 Classic $0.99
Super Stardust HD $0.99
Tales of Monkey Island $0.99
Tokyo Jungle $0.99
Urban Trial Freestyle (PS Vita) $0.99
Urban Trial Freestyle (PS3) $0.99
When Vikings Attack (PS Vita) $0.99
When Vikings Attack (PS3) $0.99
World Gone Sour $0.99

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tales of Hearts R - GameStop Exclusive

Today Namco Bandai announced that Tales of Hearts R will finally be making its way to the west. About a year ago we contacted Namco Bandai asking them about their plans on bringing over both Tales of Innocence R and Hearts R to the west, and they responded stating that they would love to bring over both games, but only if the PlayStation Vita itself picked up on sales. Well, it looks like the company kept their word, and Tales of Hearts R is in fact coming to the west; however, it will be a GameStop exclusive (very much like Xenoblade Chronicles).

Tales of Hearts R, for anyone who doesn't know, is a 3D remake of the DS game Tales of Hearts. Originally the game had two versions, an anime styled version and a CGI cutscene version, but with Hearts R, the anime cutscenes are all that remains. Other than the removal of the CGI option, Hearts R is a fully remastered game. It uses a 3D style very much like Tales of Graces (which has a fixed camera angle but a 3D world), the combat system has been greatly improved, and it also makes use of features the DS didn't have such as trophy support.

If you are a Tales of fan, this is a game you will not want to miss out on. It was one of the games we missed out on the first time in the west, and since it is GameStop exclusive, you may want to preorder a copy as soon as possible. Once this game is gone, who knows how long before they restock; that is, if they ever do.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NGR Giveaway - Pick Three Games

The second Netto's Game Room Giveaway has begun, and this time we are giving away three games. Simply head over to our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/NettosGameRoom), like us, and comment on the Giveaway post telling us what you first video game was (either owned or played). The winner gets to choose from three of six games, and will be contacted over Facebook with the steam codes.

Update: The giveaway is now over. Congrats to our winner Rodger F. who takes home  Razor2, Tank Operations, and Galaxy on Fire 2 Full HD! As for everyone else, thank you for entering, and we hope to see you next week for our next giveaway.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tomodachi Life Coming to the West

Today Nintendo officially announced that the crazy Japanese "life sim" 3DS game "Tomodachi Life" will be coming to the west! So, why should you be excited about this news? Well, check out the official Nintendo Direct. Explaining it... Just wouldn't do it justice.

Super Smash Bros Direct - Recap

A few days ago Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct dedicated to the upcoming Super Smash Bros. So, what did we learn about the game from it? Well, lets recap.

New Characters:

While most of the characters shown off during the Direct were returning characters, there were a couple of new ones to show off, as well as some new features and major changes to existing ones. On the returning character's end, Sheik and Zero Suit Samus have been confirmed; however, they are no longer tied to Zelda and Samus respectively. Both characters are now completely stand alone, and their move sets have been opened up a bit more because of that. Although this also means players who mained Zelda in Melee or Brawl or Samus in Brawl may have some challenges to overcome. After all, these characters were just split in two. As for the new characters, only one is truly new, while another is yet another split character who has become a stand alone.

In Smash Bros Brawl the Pokemon Trainer character fought with three Pokemon which could be switched out at any time. Well, now one of them Pokemon has broken off on their own, with their move set increased. That Pokemon is Charizard. Other than the fact that he is now stand alone, with more moves at his disposal, not much is known about how he has been changed. His Mega Evolution from the newest Pokemon games shows up as well, but how it is used is still unknown (although it may be his Final Smash).

The second newcomer, is in fact a newbie, but it too is from Pokemon. Greninja is the final evolved form of the water starter in Pokemon X and Y, and he now joins the brawl along side Charizard, Pikachu, and Lucario.

Custom Move Sets:

Custom Move Sets is a feature which was mentioned before in past interviews and announcements, but it was also a feature which was never confirmed to be in the final release; it was more along the lines of being a "possible feature." Well, that all changed with this Direct. It has now been confirmed that Custom Move Sets will be in the game, but they will be limited. They are for offline play and online play with friends only, and cannot be brought into the standard online modes.

Online:

When it comes to the online modes, this time around there are three. The first mode is a "for fun" mode where you play on random stages with items turned on. It is a non serious mode, which is very much like the "Player Match" system found in other fighting games. The second mode is a lot like the "for fun" mode; however items are turned off, and the matches are much more serious. It is your standard Ranked styled match which many fighters have, As for the third and final mode, it is your standard friend match. Here you make the rules, and you can fine tune almost every aspect of it; just as you could in all previous games offline (and online in Brawl's case).

On top of the online fighting modes, Smash Bros will have a ranking system of sorts, but it'll be based on your skill level in general. It was also confirmed that the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game will both have online. The online mode will also run off of your Nintendo Network account, so it is possible to report players for cheating or abusing the service.

Smash Run Mode:

Smash Run Mode is a 3DS exclusive feature inspired by the City Trial mode in Kiry Air Ride. In this mode four players are thrown into a massive open map, where they must explore, kill enemies, and collect power ups to upgrade their fighters. The map itself is a lot like the open world maps found in the Metroid series, and enemies which appear in it are randomized. Players are only given a set amount of time to upgrade their fighters though, and at the end they are thrown into a battle. If this mode will have other mini games at the end besides a standard vs mode like in Kirby Air Ride, is yet to be seen.

Stage Bosses:

Another new feature is the inclusion of Stage Bosses. Somewhat like the Chimera seen in the Mother 3 stage in Smash Bros Brawl, Stage Bosses are enemies which show up in specific stages to fight you and the other fighters. One example of such a boss is the Yellow Devil in the Wily's Castle stage, which, just like in the Mega Man games, can only be harmed by hitting its eye. The boss also has the same attack pattern seen in the classic games, which can be a challenge to dodge. If you decide to actually fight this boss is up to you, but whoever defeats it will be able to use its explosion as a weapon.

Well, that about covers it! A few new stages were shown off as well, but most of the information released wasn't anything truly new. It was shown off how the 3DS version of the game will only have two songs per stage however, while the Wii U version of the game will have the large selection as seen in Brawl. We also learned that the 3DS version of the game will be released this Summer, but the Wii U version will have to wait until next Winter.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered - Coming this Summer

It is official. After weeks of rumors and speculation about The Last of Us coming to PlayStation 4, Naughty Dog has finally confirmed that they are true. The Last of Us "Remastered" will be coming out for the PS4 this summer.

Like with Tomb Raider Complete Edition, The Last of Us Remastered is a PlayStation 4 port with improved textures, enhanced models, and it also includes all of the DLC from the original PlayStation 3 release. On top of that, it also features developer and voice actor commentary for the game's cutscenes as an added bonus. There have also been other technical changes made to the game as well, but at this time details on what all was changed are limited at this time.

Other than the new box art, The Last of Us Remastered is the same game. If you loved the original and would like to keep playing it on 8th generation consoles, or if you simply missed out on it the first time around, then this might be a game you'll want to look into.