If I had one complaint to make about both my PS4 and Vita, it would be how plain their main screens are. I have gotten accustomed to being able to customize things with both my 360 and my PS3, although you can do custom wallpapers on the Vita. I want themes damn it! Well, it turns out that themes are in fact coming to both systems very soon.
The PlayStation Blog revealed that theme support for both systems is coming with the Fall updates. There will surely be a wide variety of premium themes offered for sale through the PSN store, as well as options to customize things to your own liking. It will be a nice change of pace to add a little flare and personality to my menu screens.
We hope that you enjoyed your long weekend because the Gaming Nexus staff sure did. However, it is back to the grind today for everyone and new games are in bound this fine Tuesday! Once again we are seeing a good variety of titles launching this week as we gear up for the inevitable release of Destiny, which comes in just 7 short days.
What are you going to pick up in the meantime?
Sony held an event in Japan today and Capcom officially confirmed the worst kept secret in the industry today. Yep, Resident Evil Revelations 2 is real and its coming in 2015 for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the PC. Poor Wii U. Unfortunately no other details were revealed, but they did release a teaser trailer for the game that you can view below.
Also shown was the first trailer for the Resident Evil re-release coming for the PS4, PS3.... well everything you would it expect to be on. Not on Wii U of course. Anyways, the Resident Evil remake that was originally released on the Gamecube is one of my favorite survival horror games of all time. I remember me and my friend having speed runs to see who could get the lowest time. I think I got mine down to 2 hours at one point.
Check out the trailers below.
Bummed that Evolve was delayed until next February? Well you might have the chance to play the game this year as the team at Turtle Beach announced this weekend that they will be doing a second alpha in the near future.
There aren't a lot of details around when the beta will start or what platforms the beta will appear on but you'll want to keep an eye on the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the game for more information about gaining access to the beta.
The folks at Positech Games (well, folk as the company is a one man show) have been busy working on their new game Gratuitous Space Battles 2. The original game was something that Tom really dug and the first footage from the new game looks pretty solid.
The new game allows for players to create and upload fleets of ships that can be sent out to do battle with other players on the internet as well as bevy of other improvements and tweaks. Be sure to check out the website for the game for more info as well as to pre-order a copy of the game.
This Thursday, Star Gem's Free-to-Play MMO Star Conflict is waking from it's beta-slumber and making itself available to the masses. Right now, players that earn the in-game achievements "Detachment of Prometheus" and "The Voyage of the Galaxy" get closed beta access to Invasion Mode; where players team up to fend on an invading alien force in a series of quests, PvP and PvE battles. For the next week, those closed beta players can win prizes and stock up on supplies in the pre-launch sale.
Launching September 4th, Star Conflict is an MMO that takes place in a dead sector of space that is rife with ancient ruins of the long-deceased Precursor civilization. As an elite pilot, you will join one of the factions of star empires or independent mercenary groups and fight against other players over the lost treasures hidden throughout the sector.
GOG.com added video game documentaries to its library of good old games. Twenty of them. Bigger-name titles like Indie Game: The Movie, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, and Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony are up there, along with, well, to tell you the truth, about 17 other films I've never heard of, though they're all dedicated to gamer and internet culture in one way or another. They all come with GOG.com's touted DRM-free guarantees.
In addition to movies, GOG.com did a few other things to spruce up around the place, too. The front page and item-detail pages are rearranged nicely. There are new currencies you can pay with—if you happen to have more euros, pounds, or roubles in your piggy bank than U.S. dollars. You can now also pay with some things called Sofort, Giropay, Webmoney, and Yandex, and I know this makes me sound like an old codger, but all of those sound pretty suspicious to me.
They've also got to drop 35 titles from their library, so they're doing it with a few big, last-minute discounts. Act fast, though. There's no explanation of why they're dropping these particular games. Most all of them are highly rated, like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, and Gothic 2, so I don't know who's pulling the plug or why.
Either way, the place looks nice and a little brighter now. I'm still anxious, however, for them to bring about GOG.com Galaxy, their upcoming (completely optional) Steam-like client.
Who says hockey players don't have an artistic side?
NHL 15 cover boy Patrice Bergeron and his teammate, Brad Marchand, star in two of the most unique advertisements, just in time for the launch of NHL 15 on September 9.
It's hard to really explain just what these commercials are. Perhaps we can call them an ode to hockey? Either way, expressing one's love for hockey comes in all different forms, and while these advertisements are sure to catch fans of the NHL interest, I think it's safe to say that they shouldn't quit their day jobs.
Check out the TV spots below and feel better knowing that we're just nine days away from launch.
The friendly people over at Nintendolife have a new article that assembles everything that has been revealed so far about the New 3DS. Nintendo's latest hardware refresh for their successful portable has a number of improvements, changes and new features, so this is a useful article if you wanted to know how the new models compare to the old 3DS and XL in terms of size, power and controls. Personally I'm most excited about the second analog C-stick and the build-in NFC.