9 Lives just Not Enough.

Mad Catz have been making gaming peripherals for well over 30 years, heck they’ve even produced a console of their own in the form of the Mad Catz Mojo however neither the company’s collective history or experience have saved them from the bankruptcy they filed this week.
The road that inevitably lead to this collapse is almost as long lived as Mad Catz themselves & surely began back in the company’s earlier years when their peripherals were not considered to be of the highest quality, pair that uncertainty surrounding the brand with a number of poor investment choices in more recent years and perhaps Mad Catz’s fate wasn’t quite as out of the blue as it first appeared.

Disaster Report 4 Plus Summer Memories.

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Slowly but surely the forth instalment of the Disaster Report series is heading our way and developers Granzella clearly feel it’s high time fans got at least a peak at the game in action, so here it is, Disaster Report 4 Plus Summer Memories’ debut trailer.
Disaster Report 4 Plus Summer Memories is set for release exclusively on the PS4 next year.

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Valkyria Chronicles Remasted.

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Sega have revealed that their classic tactical RPG Valkyria Chronicles is to be remastered and re-released on the PS4, early next year, but that’s not all. Sega have also revealed that the forth instalment of the series is also heading to the PS4 next year, however when exactly, they’re remaining tight lipped. Still, at least we’ve got a trailer to tide us over.

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Attention Pinballers.

While electronic gaming is largely our focus here at ArcadePoP we really love anything bright and loud so when Pinball Sales Australia asked us to share their latest article on the Top 5 Most Amazing Pinball Machines we were only too happy to.
Hope all you flipper flappers like it and remembered to name drop your personal favourite pinball machines In the comment section, it just might just be making it on to the next Amazing Pinball Machines list.

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No Modders Please.

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For many gamers, the biggest plus point to gaming on PC is the wealth of freely available mods which both extend and enhance the gaming experience, that said not everyone appears to a fan of this software tinkering and this week Team Ninja’s Yohei Shimbor made that all too clear, even going as far as to threaten the removal of the company’s games from the platform should the modders continue to mod the Dead or Alive series in the way they have been.

“We have to deal with mod issues from an IP holder perspective. We would like to ask PC users to play our game in good moral and manner. Otherwise, we won’t be able to release a title for PC again.”

Mr. Shimbor went on to talk up what he called the growing trend to game on PC stressing however that there was a diffidence between the way a games developer like Team Ninja chooses to depict women and what modders then do to them. If you want to hear more of Yohei Shimbor’s musings, feel free to check out the whole interview here.

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Merry Christmas.

Given that it’s that time of year again I’d like to wish each and everyone of you a very merry Christmas. Here’s hoping jolly old Saint Nick, or at least someone dressed as him stops by and leaves you something nice, merry Christmas.
ArcadePoP.

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Pokemon Snap 2?

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Back in 1999 the Pokemon craze was at an all time high and Nintendo were releasing spin-off after spin-off in an effort to cash in. One such spin-off, while only moderately successful in regards to some of the others (read Pokemon Stadium), went on to establish itself as a real fan favourite and that game was Pokemon Snap.
Over the last few years calls for a Pokemon Snap 2 have really picked up and it seems even reached the ears of Junichi Masuda, director of Pokémon X and Y who’s said.
“As a player I definitely want to play a cool new version of Pokemon Snap, but at the same time I also think if it was just a remake with better graphics I don’t think it would be as interesting as a lot of people are imagining. If someone was to end up developing it they’d have to come up with some cool ideas to really make it a good game for the current generation.”
Mr. Masuda want on to say the only thing holding a new Pokemon Snap back at this point is limited resources and the moment that changes so will the delay in getting the sequel.
In other Pokemon news Game Freak have revealed that a special Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire demo will be made available to any and all 3DS owners who either attend any one of the special Pokemon events being held in the run up to the game’s release (details can be found here) or anyone who Signs up for a Pokémon Trainer Club account here.

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