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Behold! The Man-Child!

Behold! The Man-Child!

Watch as his hairline disappears and his lust for gaming grows!

Xbox Live Gold Membership Discounted $20

Xbox Live Gold Membership Discounted $20

Pickup a year's worth of Xbox Live Gold for $40 instead of $60.

Fable Legends Will Be Free to Play, Characters for Puchase

Fable Legends Will Be Free to Play, Characters for Puchase

Legends adopts a MOBA-style pay system with free hero rotation.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse [Review]

Dragon Ball Xenoverse [Review]

The best Dragon Ball game in years, if not ever!

Toejam and Earl Resurrected on Kickstarter

Toejam and Earl Resurrected on Kickstarter

'90s attitude coming hard at 2015 via the magic of Kickstarter.

February 2015 - Our Gaming History

Radial Dialogue - Episode 2 - SteamVR and Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Alright! Episode 2 is up and another very important lesson learned. Casey should not be allowed to play a video game about Dragon Ball while trying to uphold his end of the conversation.

Behold! The Man-Child!

Dear God, I'm 30 years old. One week away from 31. My father was raising 4 kids by this age! Me? I'm raising freakin' Pokemon.

Is this a personality flaw of mine? I mean, a lot of my peers appear to be in similar situations, so maybe this could just be a generational thing. What could possibly have made such a big difference between last generation and this one? My guess: video games.

Xbox Live Gold Membership Discounted $20

Ever since the original Xbox, Microsoft changed the online space by making it a paid service. While Sony fought, for years, to maintain a free online service for their gamers, the model eventually was adopted by them as well.

Gamers today now have to pay, regardless of platform (unless we're counting the Wii U), to play their video games online.

Fable Legends Will Be Free to Play, Characters for Puchase

Last year's E3 seemed to be all about the multiplayer experience. While we haven't returned to full couch-coop era of gaming, we did get a bunch of announcements of games that were going to revolve around four player cooperative play. One of the most surprising of those announcements, in my point of view, with the introduction of a new Fable game, Fable Legends.

Perhaps even more surprising, then the original multiplayer-focus announcement of the game, is the news that comes today: Fable Legends will be a Free-to-Play title.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Xenoverse feels like the ultimate Dragon Ball game. Not only does it allow you to play as virtually every Dragon Ball character to have ever existed in the original universe, both single player and multiplayer, but it allows you to inject yourself into the world via the character creation. Dragon Ball Xenoverse has dethroned the epic experience of Budokai, and may take the crown for best DBZ-themed game ever.

The Pros: 

+Deep combat system
+Impressive character customization and building
+Inventive storyline and retelling of the DBZ Universe
+Fixed issues from previous titles, like Tenkaichi
+MMO feature set makes socializing in-game a whole lot of fun

The Cons: 

-Being online-centric means sometimes being kicked from single-player (server issues)
-Some minor graphical bugs
-Game mode navigation could be MUCH simpler

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
9

I've been playing Dragon Ball games since I started watching the TV show way back in the early '90s. The franchise has proved an unstoppable juggernaut, acting as flagship for Shonen Jump for years (until One Piece and Naruto grew into popularity).

Toejam and Earl Resurrected on Kickstarter

If you were a gamer in the ‘90s, and owned a Sega Genesis, then the chances are pretty damn good that you were also a fan of Toejam and Earl. The Genesis saw two outings of the intrepid heroes and they became popular enough characters in their time that a lot of people saw them as the secondary mascots for the Genesis alongside Sonic the Hedgehog.

While an attempt to bring them back was made in the early 2000s (on the original Xbox) the series has been pretty much dead ever since.

Forza Horizon 2 Adds Fast and Furious Theme Pack

Every once in a while the video game industry joins forces with a movie studio to produce something absolutely ridiculous which allows me to fulfill my movie-fantasies.

I’m a long-time fan of the Fast and Furious film franchise and, as most who regularly read the site are aware, a big fan of Forza. That’s why the news that came out today, the announcement of a Fast and Furious car pack for Horizon 2, is some of the best news I’m likely to get all day!

New Arkham Knight Trailer Features The Scarecrow

As mentioned on the Radial Dialogue Podcast (is that what I'm calling it?) Arkham Knight got a new trailer this morning.

March Games with Gold Titles Leaked, Double in April!

Earlier this morning an image surfaced with information regarding the Xbox “Games with Gold” promotion showing off not only what we can look forward to in March (a bit early) but also revealing the fact that in the following month, April, we’ll get twice as many free games.

The image surface on NeoGaf this morning and was subsequently picked up and ran on virtually every game news site. Chances are pretty good you’ve already seen it, if not here’s the image and link to the thread on NeoGaf:

Street Fighter V Charlie Nash Reveal, Bison Tease, and Beta Program

Capcom just released their latest from the upcoming Street Fighter V for PS4 and PC: The reveal trailer for none other than Charlie Nash! While this is exciting news (that we knew was coming) for fans of Street Fighter Third Strike, the more important news was what followed.

A Life in Games

I do talk a lot about the games I played when I was a kid. There are countless classic titles that I just like to sit down with, from time to time, for the purpose of blowing through something quick and familiar. With today's culture being steeped in nostalgia - everything  demanding everyone's attention has that 'old-school' feel, it's a freaking epidemic - it's always fun to think back to the way things were when you were a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed mutant squirrel child opening a brand-new SNES game for the first time. Wait, you weren't born with a tail, just me? Well, shit.

GTA V Heists Finally Receive Release Date

Since its original launch, way back in September 2013, the question on everyone's mind has been "when are we getting Heists?" If you're not familiar with GTA - and if you aren't I have no idea what you're doing on a video game website - the game mode is one that was announced well before release and is intended to feature online heist missions with your friends.

Batman: Arkham Knight Receives M Rating

It seems as though the next Rocksteady/Arkham game is going to be a little mature than the previous chapters. It was revealed today that the ESRB has slapped the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight with an "M" rating, according to the developer.

Battlefield: Hardline Live, an Eight Day Competition for £10,000

Launch events are not a new concept, neither is the idea of a game tournament. However, what does feel somewhat shiny and new is the way that EA is handling it for their upcoming Battlefield: Hardline.

Announced today, EA will be holding a competition in London called Battlefield: Hardline Live. The idea is a real-life competition held between registered "crews" at a "secret location" somewhere in London over the course of eight days, March 18th to 25th.

Steam Announces New VR Technology at GDC

Valve announced today that not only are they moving forwards with new devices for their “Steam Machines” but will also be adventuring into the world of Virtual Reality. At this year’s GDC Valve/Steam will be showing off a collection of new hardware items to represent the next generation of Steam Machines including a revised take on the controller that made such uproar last year.

The Humble Beginnings of a Game Blogger

I feel fairly confident that I've mentioned my humble beginning in video games before on the site (potentially in one of my old auto-biographies). However, it's a story I enjoy telling and seeing as we're all looking to introduce (or in my case re-introduce) everyone on the site to the writing staff here at Shogun, I'll happily recant the tale once more for the benefit of those new to the site:

Axiom Verge Release Date and Power Up Gifs

If you're a fan of the "Metroid-Vania" genre of gaming -- why wouldn't you be? You'll be pleased to know that the Playstation blog announced a release date for Axiom Verge today: March 31st. It also announced the cost: $19.99, along with including a bunch of new information about the game's power-ups.

Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun 32min Gameplay Video Unearthed!

It looks like a dedicated group of NeoGaf It looks like a dedicated group of NeoGaf investigators has unearthed a rather sizable look at the no-longer existent Legacy of Kain sequel: Dead Sun.

There's a full 32 minutes of the game (including intro video and title screen) available online (for who knows how long). If you're a fan of Legacy of Kain I highly recommend checking this one out. It looks like it could have had some potential at the minimum.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Announced

While we're still waiting on the launch of the next Dragon Ball fighter (Dragon Ball Xenoverse, launching TOMORROW), today sees the announcement (and first images) of a NEW Dragon Ball fighter.

Radial Dialogue - Episode 1 - The Oscars

This morning we premiered the first episode of Radial Dialogue! Thanks to everyone that joined us live. We did have a few technical issues (as per Shogun tradition) which have (hopefully) been ironed out. Moving forwards the show should start on time and become smoother. Below you'll see the show notes, along with links to the topics discussed.

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