Cuba ordena el cierre inmediato de establecimientos comerciales privados para juegos y películas

Cuba orders immediate closing of private rooms for games and movies | Cuba ordena el cierre inmediato de salas privadas para juegos y películas

Cuba ordena el cierre inmediato de salas privadas para juegos y películas

A muchas personas que les encanta ver películas y jugar juegos en el país comunista de Cuba están molestos debido a las normas más estrictas por parte de las autoridades.

El gobierno cubano ha ordenado el cierre de locales y viviendas privadas donde la gente había estado viendo películas en 3D y jugando videojuegos, declarando que las salas “3D” nunca han sido autorizadas y deben ser cerradas inmediatamente.

Muchas empresas que tienen licencia para ofrecer comida y refrescos han estado dejando a la gente ver películas y jugar videojuegos en habitaciones separadas pequeñas en los últimos años.

Los dueños de negocios están molestos porque no será capaces de recuperar el dinero que han gastado en su equipo. Los aficionados de los juegos y películas ahora tendrán menos opciones para divertirse. Sólo los cines estatales en mal estado son su única opción.

Según un mensaje publicado en el periódico Granma por el Comité Ejecutivo del Consejo de Ministros, “la exhibición cinematográfica (incluye las salas de 3D) y los juegos computacionales cesarán de inmediato en cualquier tipo de actividad por cuenta propia”.

Un artículo en el periódico dirigido por el gobierno Juventud Rebelde dijo que las salas de cine y juegos son la causa de la “frivolidad, mediocridad, pseudo cultura y banalidad”.

In English: Cuba orders immediate closing of private business premises for videogames and movies [https://elmundotech.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/cuba-orders-immediate-closing-of-private-business-premises-for-videogames-and-movies].

[Fuentes]: Diario Granma: Nota informativa sobre el trabajo por cuenta propia [http://www.granma.cubaweb.cu/2013/11/02/nacional/artic01.html]; El Patagonico: El Gobierno cubano cierra locales particulares de cine y videojuegos [http://www.elpatagonico.net/nota/219517-el-gobierno-cubano-cierra-locales-particulares-de-cine-y-videojuegos/]; NYTimes.com: Cuba to Close Private Venues for Movies and Video Games [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/world/americas/cuba-to-close-private-venues-for-movies-and-video-games.html?_r=0].

Obama wants CDC to conduct studies on videogames | Obama quiere que la CDC conduzca studios de videojuegos

[EN]: President Obama announced earlier this morning that he will ask Congress for $10 million to let the Center for Disease Control and scientific agencies do research on “causes & prevention of gun violence, including links to video games, media images and violence.” It is one of many executive orders mainly focused on gun control to reduce violence. Among the most notable executive orders, the President has proposed a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, plus stricter procedures for background checks on all sales of guns.

The National Rifle Association still continues to blame mainstream news media and gaming industries, even though an NRA-approved game was released yesterday for iOS devices originally rated for people 4 years old and up, only a month after the shooting in the Newtown elementary school. The game has been re-rated for users 12 years old and older. Crimes have also decreased in hugh amounts since the early 1990s when videogames were becoming popular. The same can be said in 9 other game markets worldwide where gaming is popular.

Many studies have been done already about gaming and violence proving that there is no evidence that violent videogames are the cause of real-life violence, but that tragic day last month in Newtown has brought the subject back to the limelight again, though the gun industry is facing many more challenges now.

[ES]: El presidente Obama anunció esta mañana que pedirá al Congreso 10 millones de dólares para que el Centro de Control de Enfermedades y agencias científicas realicen investigaciones sobre las “causas y prevención de la violencia armada, incluyendo sus enlaces con los juegos de video,  imágenes de los medios de comunicación y la violencia”. Es una de las muchas órdenes ejecutivas que se centraron principalmente en el control de armas para reducir la violencia. Entre los decretos más notables, el Presidente ha propuesto la prohibición de armas de asalto y revistas de gran capacidad, además de estrictos procedimientos para control de antecedentes para todas las ventas de armas.

La Asociación Nacional de Rifles todavía sigue culpando a los medios de comunicación tradicionales y a las industrias de juegos, a pesar de que un juego aprobado por la NRA (siglas en inglés) fue lanzado ayer para dispositivos iOS originalmente clasificados para personas de 4 años en adelante, sólo un mes después de los disparos en la escuela primaria de Newtown. El juego ha sido re-clasificados para los usuarios de 12 años o mayores. Los crímenes también han disminuido en cantidades hugh desde principios de 1990 cuando los videojuegos se estaban popularizando y no una moda pasajera. Lo mismo se puede decir en 9 mercados de videojuegos a nivel mundial donde los juegos son muy populares.

Muchos estudios se han hecho ya sobre los videojuegos y la violencia que demuestran que no hay pruebas de que los videojuegos violentos son la causa de la violencia en la vida real, pero ese día trágico el mes pasado en Newtown ha llevado al tema de nuevo a primer plano otra vez, aunque la industria de las armas se enfrenta a muchos más retos ahora.

[Sources/Fuentes]: VentureBeat.com: Obama: Congress should fund research into the effects violent video games have on young minds
[http://venturebeat.com/2013/01/16/obama-congress-should-fund-research-into-the-effects-violent-video-games-have-on-young-minds/]; The White House: Now is the time (PDF) [http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/wh_now_is_the_time_full.pdf]; Los Angeles Times: NRA-branded video game draws outrage amid Newtown gun debate [http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-nra-branded-video-game-guns-20130116,0,2271663.story].

Square Enix / Crystal Dynamics: “Tomb Raider” – ‘Ep. 3 – The Sound of Survival’

Tomb Raider - Ep. 3 - The Sound of Survival

Tomb Raider – Ep. 3 – The Sound of Survival

[EN]: It’s three months before the release of a new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, and Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics keep us up-to-date on what is going on with this upcoming re-birth of its well-known franchise. In this episode 3 called The Sound of Survival, Zachery Levi talks to Graves and his team about their role in the music for the game. Even an original instrument was made to bring a unique sound to the game. That and much more you could see in this video.

[ES]: Faltan tres meses para el lanzamiento de una nueva Lara Croft en Tomb Raiderm y Square Enix y Crystal Dynamics nos mantienen al día en lo que sucede con este renacimiento de la franquicia bien conocida. En este episodio 3 conocido como El sonido de la supervivencia, Zachary Levi habla con Graves y su equipo acerca de su participación en la música para el juego. Incluso un instrumento original fue hecho para traer un sonido único al juego. Eso y mucho más se puede ver en este video.

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Adiós, X-Play & Attack of the Show?!?!?! :(

[EN]: This year has been so special for us gamers because we’ve celebrated the accomplishments of the industry in the last 20+ years, but there are also a few bad moments that are happening within the industry. We’ve said adiós to publications like GamePro, but now it has been confirmed that the shows that make G4 will not be back.

The following is a press release by NBC Universal as posted on Kotaku:

G4′s two longest-running and defining series, Attack of the Show! and X-Play, will be ending their run at the end of 2012. Both shows will include original episodes through the end of the year, and will look back at theirmost memorable moments as we lead up to their final episodes. A rotating lineup of guest co-hosts including John Barrowman, Michael Ian Black, Josh Myers, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Horatio Sanz will join AOTS hosts Candace Bailey and Sara Underwood, and X-Play hosts Morgan Webb and Blair Herter as part of the farewell shows.

With well over a thousand episodes each, Attack of the Show! and X-Play have defined gamer culture for a generation, serving as the launch pad for prominent personalities including Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Chris Hardwick and Adam Sessler. Attack of the Show! debuted March 28, 2005 and from the start was the ultimate guide to everything cool and new in the world of technology, web culture, gaming and pop culture. X-Play made its debut almost two years earlier, on April 28, 2003 (on G4′s previous incarnation: TechTV), and immediately became the go-to destination for young men seeking the latest video game news, honest reviews, hands-on demos and exclusive video game trailers and footage. The year-end celebration will take you back through highlights of these landmark shows’ history, including its exclusive live-from-the-floor coverage of San Diego Comic-Con and E3.

Both long-running shows helped define, as well as expand, the pop culture and gaming TV experience for a generation. We hope you’ve had as much fun watching them as we have had making them, and sincerely hope you join us in bidding a fond farewell to Attack of the Show and X-Play’s as we look back over the next two months and head towards each series’ finale.

[Source/Fuente]: Kotaku [http://kotaku.com/5955278/crisis-at-g4-studios-gaming-shows-will-be-cancelled-source-says].

Namco Bandai: “Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3″ – 2013 Release | Lanzamiento 2013

[EN]: Namco Bandai confirmed the leaked info about an upcoming Shippuden game with a new site. For now, gamers can visit a site which display the image above at this URL: [http://www.bandaigames.channel.or.jp/list/naruto_storm3/]. Naruto Shippuden Ninja Storm 3 will be coming out in 2013 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Japan. Will the game really offer a deeper storyline and better battle system? There will be more info in the upcoming issues of Weekly Shounen Jump, Saikyou Jump, and Monthly V Jump.

[ES]: Namco Bandai confirmó temprano la información filtrada acerca de un próximo juego Shippuden con un nuevo sitio web. Por ahora, los gamers pueden visitar un sitio el cuál demuestra la imagen encima en este URL: [http://www.bandaigames.channel.or.jp/list/naruto_storm3/]. Naruto Shippuden Ninja Storm 3 saldrá a la venta en 2013 en el PlayStation 3 y Xbox 360 en Japón. ¿Ofrecerá el juego realmente una historia más profunda y un mejor sistema de batalla? Habrá más info en los próximos ejemplares de Weekly Shounen Jump, Saikyou Jump, y Monthly V Jump.

[Source/Fuente]: Naruto Storm 3 blog: 「ナルティメットストーム3 プロジェクト」始動![http://www.bandaigames.channel.or.jp/list/naruto_storm3/blog/]; Andriasang.com: Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Official Site Opens [http://andriasang.com/con1n9/naruto_ultimate_3/].

Nintendo Direct – 2012.06.21

[EN]: At 11pm EST, Nintendo President Iwata gave gamers news about many games coming soon and in the works, and other things. There were a few surprises along the way, including details about the new 3DS model called XL.

Main announcements:

Nintendo 3DS XL

  • Nintendo announces a bigger 3DS model, known as the Nintendo 3DS XL (called the 3DS LL in Japan).
  • The screen will be 90% bigger (an exact measure of 4.88 inches for the top screen, and 4.18 inches for the bottom one).
  • It will have a longer battery life for DS and 3DS games, but the AC adapter will not come with the portable. The same original adapter will be used for this new model.
  • In Japan, It will be available in three colors: white, silver and black, and red and black, and it will make its appearance on July 28.
  • In the US, the new model will be on sale on August 19 in three colors: black, black and blu, and black and red.
  • New SD card with 4 GBs
  • No new Circle Pad Pro announced for new model; no such new buttons or right circle pad built-in in new model. It could have been a great opportunity to add them.

No new Circle Pad Pro announced for new model; no such new buttons or right circle pad built-in in new model. It could have been a great opportunity.

Super Smash Bros.

  • Nintendo mentioned Namco Bandai is working on the next version of Super Smash Bros. with series creator Masahiro Sakurai and his Project Sora team at the helm.
  • Contributing in the development of the next SSB are Tales director Yoshito Higuchi, producer/director of Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.,  Tetsuya Akatsuka, and others.

Pokémon Black and White 2: US game release: this fall.

New Super Mario Bros 2: New paid downloadable contents after release of game. No release date for DLCs announced.

[ES]: A las 11pm, el presidente o de Nintendo, el Sr. Iwata, le dio a jugadores las noticias de varios juegos que saldrán pronto y de los que están en producción, y otras cosas. Hubo unas pocas sorpresas con el pasar del tiempo, incluyendo detalles acerca del nuevo modelo 3DS conocido como el XL.

Anuncios principales: 

Nintendo 3DS XL 

  • Nintendo anuncia un grand modelo 3DS , conocida como la XL Nintendo 3DS (llamado como el Nintendo 3DS LL en Japón).
  • La pantalla será 90% más grande (una exacta medida de 4,88 pulgadas para la pantalla de encima, y 4,18 para la de abajo.
  • Tendrá una vida de batería más larga pra los juegos del DS y 3DS, pero el adaptador AC no vendrá con el portátil. El mismo adaptador original será usado para este modelo.
  • En Japón, el nuevo modelo estariá disponible en tres colores: blanco, plateado y negro, y rojo y negro, y que hará su aparición el 28 de julio .
  • En los EE.UU. , el nuevo modelo estará a la venta el 19 de agosto en tres colores: negro, blanco y azul, y negro y rojo.
  • Nueva tarjeta SD de 4GBs.
  • No Circle Pad Pro anunciado para el nuevo modelo; no tales botones o circle pad derecho incorporado en el nuevo modelo.

No nuevo Circle Pad Pro anunciado para nuevo modelo; no tales botones o control de círculo derecho en el nuevo modelo.

Super Smash Bros.

  • Nintendo mencionó que Namco Bandai trabajará en la próxima versión de Super Smash Bros. con el creator de la serie Masahiro Sakurai y su equipo de Project Sora al mando.
  • Contribuyendo en el desarrollo del siguiente SSB están el director de Tales, Yoshito Higuchi, el productor/director de Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs., Tetsuya Akatsuka, y otros.

Pokémon Black and White 2: Lanzamiento del juego en EE.UU: este otoño.

New Super Mario Bros 2: Nuevo contenido descargable pagado después del lanzamiento del juego. Ninguna fecha de lanzamiento de contenidos descargables anunciada,

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E3 2012: What I wish had happened

[EN]: The day after E3, I thought of things I wanted to see, but did not happen. Though E3 was an awesome expo, I wish some companies would have let us see a bit more.

  • Nintendo: MiiVerse – Though people got to try the games that you can play from Wiiverse, the experience of actually interacting with others in that virtual plaza was missing. It was only seen in recorded video, but was not playable by anyone at NintendoLand, as far as I know. It seems like it wasn’t ready yet to be shown; good thing is it will be available from day 1 of the console’s launch. I do miss playing the game based on Luigi’s Mansion.
  • E3: Why doesn’t the expo last one more day? There was so much to see and do there. With an extra day, the expo would have brought more joy to the ones who attended E3 2012.
  • EA: With Messi on FIFA 13, it would have been an epic moment to see him at E3. I bet even non-related game media like Univisión, ESPN Deportes and Fox Deportes would have made the trek to E3. A message to EA: Bring Messi to E3 next year (and I would like to interview him and play the next FIFA game with him, too).

“Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance]” – First Impressions of English Dubbed Trailer

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By: Marquis Mattocks

The Kingdom Hearts series has seen many spin-offs over the past few years. Birth by Sleep358/2 Days, and Coded are some recent ones just to name a few. And as a KH fan its good to hear from the creator himself that these titles actually do have some continuity with the story as a whole. But of course, fans will always want more, and we’re dying for Kingdom Hearts 3. That being said, it seems fans will finally get something close to what they’ve been waiting for.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is the latest entry in the series and its first time on Nintendo 3DS. This is also the continuation of the story since Kingdom Hearts 2. It recently just got released in Japan and it is slated for release this July and we’ve finally gotten our first look at the English dubbed version of the game.

From what I can tell this is the same 8 minute trailer we got for the game prior to its release in Japan, only with the English voices dubbed over it. Haley Joel Osmont seems to be in top form seeing as he hasn’t had this much time as Sora since KH2. It seems a number of actors have returned to reprise their roles as well and as a KH fan I have no complaints. Seeing as the game is still in the process of localization it seems will have to wait a bit though before we get more insight on the translated menus and attack names. It’s also very welcome to get some sneak peaks at the voices for Neku and the gang from the World Ends With You.

After seeing the English version of this trailer, I have to admit it gave me chills of excitement towards the end now that I have a better understanding of the story and the situation Sora and co. have found themselves in this time around. And while it sucks that North America is the last to get the game, as a Sora fan, I definitely can’t wait to play this latest installment to the saga.