I Return…

July 6, 2010

So, you may have noticed that the blog suddenly stopped getting updated without any notice or warning. Well, I’ve finally made my way back and I bring good and bad news. Firstly, however, I’ll explain why nothing has been posted for over 2 months. There were actually two main reasons with the first being exams. I imagine most people will have went through the horror of exams and will know that they require a lot of time and effort to do as well as possible so I shouldn’t need to explain that one. The other reason was simply a lack of motivation. I was finding it very hard to log in and start posting content to the blog which is why, even after the exams, I still took a good month before posting this.

During the period where I never posted, I decided that I wanted to continue the blog but without posting news and sticking to reviews/previews/features and so on but I never came around to that because I simply couldn’t be bothered. It’s bad, I know but I’m here now. The good news is that I do plan to write a little. The bad news, however, is that I still have a lack of motivation so reviews and features will be even less frequent than before.

While I’m here I want to point some things out. Yes, I am aware that the epic finale news post was about bloody Pokemon batteries; a bad time to stop, I know. Also, the domain name is no longer registered to this blog so it’s back to the WordPress one unfortunately. Don’t worry about somebody else stealing it though because I still own it; I just don’t see the need to pay WordPress to use it here for another year at the moment. Finally, this post may not be up to the standards they once were due to being a little rusty but it serves it purpose well enough.

Despite, In Creation Games not being updated on a regular basis now, I will still be contributing to Hooked Gamers so you all frequently visit.

So, there we go. I’ve finally came on and posted – hopefully things will pick up here soon.


Pika-Power Is The Way To Go

April 20, 2010

Nuclear power? Pathetic! Solar power? Are you trying to make me laugh? For true power that will satisfy your electrical needs, you need Pokémon themed batteries. May 25th will see the release of Pokémon batteries in Japan so all you Japanese gamers can grab some to go along with all the other Pokémon merchandise that exists in this world.

Source: Kotaku


PAL Demon’s Souls To Have Fan Made Strategy Guide

April 19, 2010

It was recently announced that Demon’s Souls was finally making its way to PAL territories and that it would be arriving in a fancy box, complete with the soundtrack, art book and strategy guide. Namco were keen to point out that these were not just the leftovers of the other releases and were in fact completely new. So new, in fact, that the strategy guide is completely different and has been written by fans rather than professional writers.

Not just any fans mind you; the guide has been written by Matthew Whisker and Wayne Gibson, who run the Demon’s Souls Wiki. Namco Bandai contacted them and requested they write the game because their Wiki is the best place for information on the game. They obviously accepted and the deal means they do it free of charge but people who buy the game get a free strategy guide.

This deal keeps all parties happy really. Namco are able to produce the guide for basically nothing, the Demon’s Souls community gets credit for their work and gamers get a free guide!

Source: Demon’s Souls Wiki


Gears of War 3 – What Needs To Be Done

April 18, 2010

2006 saw the launch of one of the finest third person shooters I have ever had the good fortune to play: Gears of War. It has led the way for practically all third person shooters of this generation with its extremely refined cover system and really weighty mechanics. It all seemed to come together brilliantly. There was pretty much no story but it had atmosphere and is quite possibly the best excuse to run around shooting the shit out of everything I’ve ever played. Read the rest of this entry »


David Jaffe: Game Sharing “is utter horse shit”

April 18, 2010

David Jaffe (God of War, Twisted Metal) is not known to keep his opinions to himself very often. Don’t get me wrong, I respect the man and think he should express what he thinks just like everyone else does, regardless of any criticism he gets. Yesterday, on Twitter, he gave his opinion regarding “game sharing”.

“@zKAPOWz No, but I think game sharing on PSN is utter horse shit. Why is it ok to buy a game and give it to 2-5 peeps 4 free? Insane!”

For those who don’t know, it’s when one PSN account downloads a game and then give the details to others to download onto their PS3. There’s a limit of only 3 systems though (Thanks – SJ) though. He has a fair point really, especially since he developed Calling All Cars on PSN. I don’t actually know if this is a big issue; it’s not something that’s heard of a lot but he still makes a fair point.


LittleBigPlanet Accidentally Announced?

April 17, 2010

Back in 2008, gamers were granted with one of the most fun and inventive games of the generation: LittleBigPlanet. Anyone who’s played it will know that it has so much charm to it and is just generally a really enjoyable game. Since it’s release, there has been loads of DLC for the game ranging from level packs to character skins and Media Molecule (The developers) have expressed that they wished to support the game by continuing to add content rather than make a sequel.

However, Christopher Leary (Better known as Ochre), Tweeted earlier on that he was “Pleased to announce the licensing of ‘Infotain Me’ to Sony for Little Big Planet 2 on PS3.”. Since then the Tweet has been deleted which suggests that there may be some truth behind it. Sony wouldn’t want a LittleBigPlanet sequel to be announced like this; this is the kind of thing for E3.

The game has been previously mentioned before. It came up in an interview about the upcoming PlayStation Move where it was mentioned as a game that would support the controls. Sony told us that it was simply a mistake though; this may not be the case.


Demon’s Souls Given EU Release Date

April 16, 2010

As reported yesterday, Namco Bandai said that a full announcement regarding From Software’s old school RPG, Demon’s Souls, would come today. Namco have now announced that it will be released in PAL territories June 25th this year so there’s not too much of a wait.

Of course, your patience will not go unrewarded. There will be no “standard edition” of Demon’s Souls and instead only the “Black Phantom Edition” will see release in the EU but at a standard price. Not only will you get a copy of the game but you will also get an art book, the soundtrack and a strategy guide in a nice, little box. All of these will be new and not left overs of the US versions.

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