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Gamescom 2012: PS Vita is Still Alive and Well

Written by Micah Messer

PS Vita launched in North America about 6 months back with a pretty solid software launch lineup. Since that launch date, however, we haven’t gotten much of anything in terms of new games. Vita has also suffered from poor hardware sales, probably due to lack of games. The problem is, who is gonna want to develop games for a platform that has poor hardware sales? It’s a vicious cycle, and one that the Vita has been stuck in for nearly 6 months.

Everybody thought that this year’s E3 was gonna be Sony’s chance to talk about what they’re doing to improve upon Vita’s sales and software lineup. However, the Vita seemed like more of an afterthought at the show. Other than showing a new game or two and announcing a new bundle, the Vita was almost completely ignored. Thankfully, Sony heard our concerns. At their Gamecom 2012 press conference, PS Vita was the star of the show.

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Best of E3 2012

Here at IPGR, we watched E3 with the glee of children in a candy shop. Every year, new games and systems are shown off, the Internet is abuzz with video game talk, and people get very excited for the coming months. However, this year, our overall elation at new public video game announcements was punctuated with disappointment at the abundance of sequel announcements and general lack of focus on gaming. It certainly wasn’t all bad, though, and in fact, we’re very excited for some of the upcoming games! It’s no secret that some games and companies “win” E3, so without further ado, here are our winners in various categories:

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Wii U Game Pricing

According to a well-known game retailer, Avengers: Battle for Earth, Your Shape 2013 and Sports Connections will all be priced at $49.99 on the Wii U. However, the Wii U version of the much-anticipated Assassin’s Creed 3 will be $59.99, the same price as the Xbox 360 and Ps3 versions. Could this mean the blockbuster games will be the same price on the Wii U as other consoles? That’s what it seems, but time will tell.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Review

Written by Patrick Maginnis

Running at full-speed, I leap off a building, extend my hook-blade and catch myself on the ledge in front of me. I drop down to the ledge below and break my hip.

Welcome to Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Ezio Auditore da Firenze’s final story, which in my opinion, is about goddamn time. I love the Italian Renaissance, but the setting has gotten a little old, and so has Ezio. The game takes place in 1511, meaning that Ezio is 52 years old. As much fun as the game is, it’s sometimes hard to feel like a badass when your avatar is well past middle aged.

Try not to look so serious, bro.

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