Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! seems to be getting a remake

Fans of the cute japanese hamster Hamtaro may rejoin to celebrate the sudden appearance of a teaser website that, along with a Nintendo logo, seems to imply the future announcement of a new Hamtaro game.

The teaser site shows a single line: “he’s back”, along with a timer. The fans are actually the ones who, by checking the website’s code source, have found a picture named “ham_unite.jpeg”, which seems to hint that the big reveal will actually be a remake of the game boy color classic Hamtaro: Ham-Ham’s Unite!, released back in 2001.

Rumors are also floating around that this may be a gritty reboot of both the show’s characters and game, instead of a simple remake. Due to Nintendo owning the right of the original game, the platform of choice will probably turn out to be the Nintendo 3DS. You can see a screen of the website right below, or check it out by yourself by visiting it.

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Playstation Vita does not show up in the last selling charts

The last global hardware selling charts just came out, and the Playstation Vita does not seem to be performing well.

The Nintendo 3DS is stable at 51.1M, followed by Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. The Wii U is further away from his rivals, standing at 9.2M copies sold. What really strikes though is the fact that the PS Vita is nowhere to be seen in the charts, leading fans to speculate if the portable console is doing well at all.

Sony has yet to release any official statements, but it was pointed out already by multiple fans that the lack of sales may or may not be directly correlated to the lack of exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh games for the system.

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Phil Spencer pretends Kinect never happened during interview

During a lengthy interview for Official Xbox Magazine UK, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division Phil Spencer has been repeatedly asked about the future of the Kinect peripheral in relation to the Xbox One, to no avail.

Here are a few bits from the interview (which can be fully viewed on the Official Xbox Magazine website):

“I was personally surprised to see that the Master Chief Collection was not gonna feature kinect controls in any forms, but in the end I enjoyed the game nevertheless.”

“Controls what now?”

“Kinect controls.”

“What’s a ‘Kinect’?”

“I’m talking about Microsoft’s motion-tracking device for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.”

“I’m afraid I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.”

Microsoft later released an official statement that reported “Kinect never happened, guys“.

Something big seems to have happened in WoW, but no one seems to care anymore

A rumor is circulating around the internet that there is some big, big news about the most famous mmorpg ever, World of Warcraft.

This big thing could be about some relevant update, new expansions or interesting tweaks – unfortunately, no one seems to care that much about the game since 2007, making hard the process of finding out what exactly this is all about.

For whoever want to check out what this news is about, they can always try googling it.

Black people in Watch Dogs do not cast shadow

What it may seem some sort of click-bait title is actually the most honest sentence that, in all fairness, could be wrote to introduce readers to the situation.

While the actual origin of the finding is unknown, it spread rather wildly around the web: in Ubisoft‘s 2014 triple AAA game Watch Dogs all black people do not cast shadows – yes, even “IRAQ”. While most people took the info as a joke, others have jumped in the game to check by themselves. And no shadows they found.

No one has a clear answer on what is going on. Is this happening on purpose or is it some kind of awkward glitch, like many already found in the game? And how no one noticed for so long? For now, Ubisoft has released just a single statement via their twitter account:

Well, you know, the lighting engine.

You can see by yourself one of the many incriminating pictures that are now appearing on all social networks and whatnot:

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Several myth busters and web specialists have confirmed that the many images like the one above are pixel-real.

 

Zelda being pushed to 2016 is probably Miyamoto’s fault

Remember when Miyamoto declared that he had no idea about the next Star Fox? Well, apparently that was not consequences-free.

Revered game designer Shigeru Miyamoto admitted on Nintendo’s own Miiverse community that, due to his desire to release the next installment in the Star Fox franchise before the next Zelda game (slated for Nintendo’s past-gen console Wii U) Zelda’s director Eiji Aonuma had to move some dates around. Zelda Wii U is now delayed to 2016, and Eiji Aonuma commented:

It is common practice to push a game’s release in order to assure the final product will be of the finest quality. As a fan myself of the series, I also desire to keep the promise we made with all the other fans around the world. There is also another reason why we won’t show the game to the next E3, but only Miyamoto-san knows what that is, and he won’t tell anyone.

Miyamoto ended stating that the next Star Fox game will release before Mario Maker.

“All I Want” Crazy Taxi theme coming to every single Sega game

While Crazy Taxi had fast-paced gameplay and colorful visuals, Sega seems to believe that what really sold the game is the immensely popular “All I Want” music track played throughout the whole game.

This is why, in a sudden move, Sega announced that “All I Want” will be added to every single Sega game that will release from now on – including ports of older games. Sega then showed off some gameplay footage from Ecco the Dolphin with the song playing in the background, before adding that they’ll probably edit every single audio file from every Sega game to be “All I Want”, just in case. The song is embed below.

Sega stocks later dropped drastically.