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Fezing it up on other platforms and Telltale Poker Night 2!

Fez on other platforms.

Yup, one of my favourite Xbox Live arcade games, Fez, is going to get released on Steam, PS3, PSVita, Ouya, and iOS! It’s so nice to see this awesome game get out of Microsoft’s exclusivity.

Oh yes, I freaking love this 2.5D puzzle platformer! I love the fact that it’s getting some love for the Ouya too! I guess this is going to be another one of those games I have to purchase multiple times like I do with Super Mario Bros!
 Click here to check out Fez on 360 in the meanwhile before it releases on other consoles.

TellTale Poker Night 2.

What’s the best Poker game you can get? Poker Night from Telltale was awesome with it’s wit and humour. But yesterday they announce that there’s going to be a sequel! A Poker game sequel!? How does that work? Different personalities that’s what!

Sam from Sam and Max, Brock from Venture Bros, Ash from The Evil Dead, Claptrap from Borderlines, and to put the cherry on the top of the cake, GLADos from Portal is the game’s dealer! Heck yeah! It was announced yesterday, mind you it was the First of April, but TellTale did announce that this is real and no joke!

 Click here to play the First Poker Night game 😀

News Report: Intellivision Gen2 For PSVita and PSHome

So…  Sony today  made an announcement of something called PlayStation Home Arcade. This is where you can play Arcade games such as Frogger and Asteroids on you PSVita. But here’s the cool bit, Intellivision are going to release “Intellivision Gen2” on this service. These are going to be remakes of Intellivision games, there’s going to be a remake of Shark Shark, and my favourite Intellivision Game, AstroSmash. What’s cool is that when you purchase these games, in similar ways to Playstation Minis, you have two licenses, one for Vita, and the another for…  PlayStation Home!?
…Yeah…  So much for getting me excited about a possible Astro Smash remake. As I don’t own a PlayStation Vita, I would have to play it on PlayStation Home of all things… For those who might not remember, PlayStation Home was Sony’s chance to plagiarise Second Life and put it on to the PS3, and failed doing so… But clearly someone is supporting this, as they’re releasing these games on PSHome.
Kotaku reminding us how weird Second…. Ahem, PlayStation Home is… 
My experience with PlayStation Home is a boring one, I simply fiddled with it, tried to see what I could do with it’s limited pieces of generic looking furniture, and going into the town to see what I get for free, which is hardly anything…
Then again, this whole PlayStation Home Arcade reminds me a lot of another arcade game service that another certain games manufacturer released a while back…
Another blinding success…  Oh wait…  no it wasn’t…  Despite me still thinking that I own the most achievements for Game Room in all of Xbox Live, Seriously, I played Game Room a little too much than it deserved. But Game Room is, wait, was a way not to present a way to play classic arcade games on your new-fangled HD console.
The idea of Game Room was to build your own arcade, decorate it, put machines in it, etc, etc… Then your friends would come to play in your Arcade, and you would earn tokens that allow you to try out new arcade machines without having to purchase them. Sounds like a good idea right? Not really…
Rather than enter your “Amazing Arcade”, yeah right, most of the time I ended up just selecting games from the main menu. It’s quicker, and just looks better than entering a faux arcade. Making the whole “Build your own arcade” thing a little pointless. It would’ve been better if these arcade games themselves were just actual Xbox Live Arcade games, rather than having them inside another interface to load up before playing them.
Thinking about this, it makes me think, why is Sony doing this? What’s the point if their competitor has failed doing a similar thing. And why are the Intellivision Gen2 games playable straight on the Vita, but you have to run Home to play them on the PS3? Personally I think this is a little odd, and Sony should just release these as PSN games.