Video: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is Out Today on PS3 via PSN

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3w ago - Aksys Games Director of Production Frank "Bo" DeWindt II posted up a video of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma announcing that it is officially out today on PS3 via PSN.

To quote: Hey guys! This is Frank "Bo" deWindt II, director of production here at Aksys Games. Today we're celebrating the release of the long-awaited BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma on PS3.

Everyone is ecstatic to get the chance to play the fighting portion of the game, but another great aspect of Chrono Phantasma is its visual novel inspired story mode.

Some small spoilers for those that haven't played through BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Continuum Shift, and/or Continuum Shift Extend, yet...

After the events of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Ragna, Jin, Noel, and the rest of the cast find themselves in the Ikaruga Federation. There they meet Kagura Mutsuki, general of the N.O.L. and better known as the "Black Knight," as well as Kokonoe. Both these characters have their own plans in store.





At the same time, Hazama, Relius Clover, Phantom, and the Imperator are moving forward with their own agenda for the world at large. Saying anything further would be terribly spoiler-rific, so mum's the word!

What I can say is the story...
 

XBlaze Code: Embryo - Visual Novel Set in BlazBlue Universe for PS3

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9w ago - Aksys Games Editor Mike Engler revealed today that XBlaze Code: Embryo is a visual novel set in the BlazBlue Universe that is coming to PS3.

To quote: Hello... again... and again... Aksys Games, purveyors of quality digital entertainment, is pleased to announce that we will be releasing Arc System Works' latest tour de force, XBlaze Code: Embryo!

Taking place almost two centuries before the events of BlazBlue, XBlaze tells the story of Touya Kagari, a mostly unremarkable high school sophomore with a remarkable past, and his transformation from a typical teenager into the target of secret organizations, renegade mages, homicidal maniacs, and curry-obsessed co-workers.

And though XBlaze touches on the origins of some of the more important elements of the BlazBlue mythos (The Azure, Black Beast, and Takamagahara spring immediately to mind), its story stands on its own as an epic tale of disparate groups all fighting for control of the power responsible for the creation of the universe.

As for the game itself, XBlaze is a visual novel with a number of twists on the formula. One of the biggest differences is that, unlike most games in the genre that simple use static character images during conversation scenes, story scenes in XBlaze are more akin to an animated feature, complete...
 

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma PS3 Special Edition, Features Detailed

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9w ago - Aksys Games Editor Mike Engler announced BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma PS3 Special Edition alongside detailing the features, as follows:

Greetings, and welcome to another missive from the mighty Aksys Citadel. As the North American launch of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma draws ever closer, we thought it'd be good idea to talk a little bit about the game - especially all the new features and characters, not to mention the special edition and all of its various doodads. So without further ado, let's BlazBlue!

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma for PS3

First of all, there are a few system changes in Chrono Phantasma that set it apart from previous versions of the game. One of the most obvious additions is the Overdrive ability. By initiating Overdrive, you'll be able to amplify a character's overall skills and abilities for a set period of time.

When Overdrive is active, the stage will go dark, letting you know it's time to get down to business. When used to its fullest, the Overdrive system will allow a player to turn the tide of battle and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat!

Another big change is to the Network/Online portion of the game. The number of options available to the online warrior is, to be incredibly hyperbolic, mindboggling. In addition to the previous...
 

Sony Offers Insight in PS4 / PlayStation 4 Blinking Blue Light Issues

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21w ago - Following up on the PlayStation 4 Bricking Reports, today Sony has offered some insight into the PlayStation 4 Blinking Blue Light issues below.

To quote from Unicorn--Justice via PlayStation Support: Hi, some reports have been coming in from users with PS4 units blinking blue, but not entering the powered on state indicated by a white light as noted in the PS4 Power Indicator Lights Guide.

Here are some of the symptoms associated with blinking blue lights issue:

  • blue indicator light blinking
  • no video/audio output to television
  • console powering off after blinking blue

This blinking light issue could indicate any number of causes including but not limited to:

  • TV compatibility
  • Issues with PS4 power supply
  • Issues with PS4 hard drive
  • Issues with other PS4 hardware




TV Compatibility/HDMI Troubleshooting:

Some users have indicated that updating the firmware on their televisions...
 

Sony Announces Canada Gets Azure Blue PS3, NHL14 Bundle for $249

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25w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Canada Marketing Manager Andrew Ho announced today that Canada is getting an Azure Blue PS3 and NHL14 Bundle for $249.

Below are the details, to quote: What do Canadians love more than maple syrup and poutine? Hockey, obviously. This is why Sony Computer Entertainment Canada is hoping to capture the hearts of passionate Canadian hockey fans and gamers with a new hardware bundle just for the Canadian market!

Get ready for an exclusive bundle which includes an "Azurite" blue PS3 console with a 250GB hard drive, a matching blue DualShock 3 controller, and a copy of EA Sports' NHL14, all for just $249.99.

This Canadian bundle is available exclusively at EB Games retail and online stores starting this week, and available at most major electronics retailers starting mid-November. What are you waiting for Canadians? Grab your toques and head out and grab one, eh.
 







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