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Sega has announced that a mobile "sequel" to 2012's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is available now. The iOS and Android version adds new modes, 75 new events, and a new World Tour.
The title supports controllers on both iOS and Android, making the experience feel more like a handheld game. Included in this new version is Shenmue's lead character Ryo Hazuki, who pilots an OutRun arcade cabinet.
For more on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, you can check out our review. The title is also currently available for PlayStation Plus members as part of the Vita's Instant Game Collection.
While I'm not as connected to most of the cast of Sonic's latest racing title, I found it to be one of the best kart racers in recent memory. I'm interested to see how the mobile version fares, but I wouldn't recommend doing so without a controller.
Right now, a number of publishers are running sales in the 3DS eShop. Unfortunately, Nintendo has been struggling to keep that service afloat since Christmas.
Atlus USA, Level-5, Nicalis, Renegade Kid, and others have slashed the prices on their downloadable titles. Here’s what you can look forward to once the eShop returns:
Atlus (Ending January 6)
- Code of Princess – $ 19.99 (Regularly $ 29.99)
- Devil Survivor Overclocked – $ 19.99 (Regularly $ 29.99)
- Etrian Odyssey IV – $ 19.99 (Regularly $ 29.99)
- Etrian Odyssey Untold – $ 29.99 (Regularly $ 39.99)
- Shin Megami Tensei IV – $ 29.99 (Regularly $ 49.99)
- A variety of Shin Megami Tensei IV ranging from $ 1.00 to $ 1.79
- Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers – $ 19.99 (Regularly $ 29.99)
Level-5 (Ending January 2)
- Aero Porter – $ 4.99 (Regularly $ 7.99)
- Attack of the Friday Monsters – $ 4.99 (Regularly $ 7.99)
- Crimson Shroud – $ 4.99 (Regularly $ 7.99)
- Liberation Maiden – $ 4.99 (Regularly $ 7.99)
- Starship Damrey – $ 4.99 (Regularly $ 7.99)
- Bugs vs Tanks – $ 4.99 (Regularly $ 7.99)
Nicalis (Ending January 3)
- Cave Story – $ 6.99 (Regularly $ 9.99)
- Ikachan – $ 2.99 (Regularly $ 4.99)
- Night Sky – $ 4.99 (Regularly $ 9.99)
- VVVVVV – $ 4.99 (Regularly $ 7.99)
Renegade Kid (Ending January 2)
- ATV Wild Ride 3D – $ 3.99 (Regularly $ 7.99)
- Bomb Monkey – $ 2.49 (Regularly $ 4.99)
- Mutant Mudds – $ 4.49 (Regularly $ 8.99)
Ubisoft (Ending December 31)
30 percent off the following titles:
- Petz Fantasy 3D
- Rabbids Travel in Time
- Rayman 3D
- Rayman Origins
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D
There are a variety of other titles also available. When the eShop comes back up, check under the Price Drops section for more information on the available sales. Stay tuned here, and we'll update you when the eShop is back online.
Thanks to readers "Solidus Warrior" and "Rezident Hazard" for the tips.
I feel bad for these publishers and developers that are missing out on sales, especially from new 3DS owners. Retail downtime always hurts, but during a busy spending period, it's that much more painful. Keep these deals in mind and squirrel a bit away for them.
While some unethical players might be making it rain GTA$ , Rockstar is opting for a more seasonal form of precipitation. If you log into Grand Theft Auto Online on Christmas, you might find a chance of flurries with your guarantee of getting run over by another player.
Additionally, Rockstar has added holiday-themed items to the clothing stores and Vespucci Movie Masks. You can find Santa hats and masks, elf jackets, reindeer antlers, snowman masks, and more. You have until January 5 to buy your festive attire before they go back into the Rockstar vault.
Through January 5, players can also find discounts on cars, weapons, and apartments. Explosives are half-price, luxury cars are 30 percent off, and Tinsel Towers apartments are 25 percent off. There’s more to be found in the clothing stores, too.
Finally, Rockstar is inviting players to take holiday selfies. The Snapmatic app on your in-game phone now has new filters, borders, and facial expressions to choose from. You can also turn your photo into a meme. If you tag your pictures with #XmasInLosSantos, you might be featured in the Newswire in January.
Don’t worry if you miss out on this. The new Snapmatic features won’t be leaving after the holiday is over.
This news provides a nice counterpoint to the unfortunate money glitching we shared earlier. It’s worth signing into GTA Online just to get the holiday gear before it’s gone. And if you happen to rob a convenience store or get into a death match while you’re there, then just tell your family that you’re “spreading some cheer.”
Warner Bros. has beefed up the multiplayer offerings for Batman: Arkham Origins. The new Hunter, Hunted mode puts three Joker thugs against three Bane thugs with Batman on the prowl.
This 3v3v1 mode offers no respawns, making things a bit more challenging. This update is free and available now. You can read up on the paid Initiation DLC and check out our review of Warner Bros. Montreal’s title here. The Intiiation DLC and the upcoming content that is intended to expand the single-player experience are both part of the Batman: Arkham Origins season pass.
Minecraft has put up huge numbers on PC and Xbox 360 (blasting past 10 million copies sold on Microsoft’s platform recently). Now, another group is going to get its hands on Mojang’s blocky masterpiece.
Starting tomorrow, PlayStation 3 players can download Minecraft. This new version features everything from the other console versions.
Downloadable skins and textures are coming soon, and there is hope for PlayStation-specific content. (Kratos and Nathan Drake would make great Minecraft characters, wouldn’t they?)
PlayStation 4 and Vita versions are also in the works. Mojang suggests that those will be coming next year. You can read our review of the most comparable edition, the one found on Xbox 360, here.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
Minecraft is the new Tetris or Pac-Man. It’s going to be the title that’s available wherever you want it, whenever you want it. I’ve not yet been bitten by the bug, but seeing some of the amazing creations out there, I’m definitely tempted to try my hand at it.
RJ Palmer is an artist who has created a whole series of realistic takes on Pokémon. His latest piece is of Meganium, the fully evolved form of Chikorita, a starter choice from Pokémon Gold and Silver.
You can head here to see a much larger version of the piece. You can also see his realistic Charizard and Venusaur, as well as his take on Feraligatr by hitting the links. Palmer's Meganium finishes out his Johto starters and he promises that his Giratina should be ready to show off soon.
Artist RJ Palmer has been creating these very impressive realistic Pokémon for quite some time. You can see more of his collection on his blog, as well as his DeviantArt page. He's also collected most of his work into a book which you can buy here, and place on a coffee table.