Metro: Last Light, Pokemon X & Y, and other News


Metro: Last Light, Pokemon X & Y, and other News

With Metro: Last Light approaching tomorrow in the US (and three days after for other territories), there has been multiple reviews published on gaming sites. I’ll say nothing about the gameplay or storyline as I know some hardcore Metro veterans will want to be stay away from reviews and plot reveals prior to playing the game for the first time. However, controversy has surrounded the “Ranger Mode”, a HUD-less and higher difficulty mode. The absence of this mode in the game, and it being released as pre-order based DLC ,has sparked outrage from fans and critics especially when the mode has been declared  “the way it was meant to be played” on the official Metro website.


Nintendo continues to flaunt their new Pokémon game, entitled: “Pokémon X” and “Pokémon Y”. With this new generation will come new gameplay mechanics featured on the Nintendo 3DS, rather than the original DS. Along with the three “starter” Pokémon being revealed (alongside a few others), new screenshots have shown that the new region is called Karos. Miare City, within Karos, is a version of Paris, down to a similar looking Eiffel Tower in the city. In recent news, it has been confirmed that you’ll be able to customize your trainer, although not in as much detail as some had previously hoped. You’ll be able to vary details such as hair and skin color after selecting one of the pre-made templates. Another screenshot shows a trainer riding on a Pokémon named Gogoat, a grass type Pokémon. Whether this is an alternative to the famous bike you usually acquire in the games or something entirely different is unsure.  Pokémon X and Y are set to release globally in October of this year, so expect to see more of this game shown at E3.


With eight days to go until the new Xbox reveal, construction is finally underway at the venue. Pictures from Xbox Live’s Major Nelson and Microsoft Business Chief-of-Staff Aaron Greenberg were shown on Twitter, showing the construction of the temporary building. The Xbox Reveal will take place at 10:00 a.m. Pacific on May 21st. Soon all of the rumors surrounding the new Xbox will become a thing of the past, as we will finally have concrete evidence to back up statements.


A fake PlayStation 4 ad has been a hit with fans, even though many are aware that it’s not an official video. The ad popped up around the internet, claiming that it was from Sony’s E3 2013 press conference. The fake trailer shows viewers staring into the camera bemused and in awe of the PlayStation 4, as the famous button logos appear over their eyes. We then get glimpses of a mockup PlayStation. Although it has been confirmed as a hoax, the commercial has been well received on the net. This false ad has succeeded in more ways than one, as it helped to slowly create more hype within the gaming community for the PlayStation 4, even if it was only for a few hours.