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Will Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Give The PlayStation Vita A Much Needed Boost?

So far the PlayStation Vita hasn’t exactly been a booming success right out of the gate. While most console launches are far from perfect for a variety of reasons (defective hardware, limited supplies, poor software), the Vita hasn’t been a flop but it hasn’t lived up to the success Sony has had when launching prior consoles.  The low sales numbers the Vita received in Japan have been particularly distressing considering the solid software line-up Sony put together which catered to a variety of tastes and interests.  

GDC Year One: A CBW Retrospective

To be clear, this is Shogun Gamer’s second run at GDC. We had another team go last year, so I wasn’t involved. This article is of a more personal nature. This was my first ever experience with GDC, and I wanted to share some insights and opinions that were gathered during my week-long stay in San Francisco for the event, and give that ‘behind the scenes’ look at convention coverage that I love to read about myself, but can’t find online often enough for my tastes.

Why Does This Exist? DLC Pre-ordering.

While browsing the interwebs earlier this week I came across an ad for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The ad was promoting the upcoming release of the MW3’s first set of downloadable content, hardly anything new. What graces the top corner of this ad was something I have never seen before... something I still don’t understand. “Pre-order Now!”

What We Want: Pokémon Black and White 2

We now know the next instalment in the Pokémon franchise is a sequel, that being the case it opens the door to a lot of possibilities. 

Black and White Two is of course the first official sequel to ever come from the long standing franchise. What does this mean? Well I believe some hints may be sitting right under our noses. Before we jump into the story let’s talk about the concept of this being a sequel.

More Companies Endorsing After-Market Handhelds; Retro Fans Rejoice!

Classic titles from some of the best companies of the 1990s seem to be released over online console networks almost as a favour to most. It's no shocker that many gamers want to see their old favourites brought back to life via whatever medium will be handed to them. I'm not sure if companies like Sega and Square-Enix are trying to cash in on well-known classics or throwing a bone to those fans who cling to their shiny legendary releases, but at least a couple of them are recognizing that there is a fantastically untapped market: handhelds for fans who already own the games.

Shogun Gamer's Best of 2011 Awards - Finale

We’re back! I assume that you are all as excited to hear Shogun Gamer’s Day Two of Awards as much as we are to provide them. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on Day One, we’ve received warm reception so far on the new approach to award-supply that our team opted for this year, and we’re glad to hear that our little gamble paid off!

Shogun Gamer's Best of 2011 Awards - Day One

Not to get started out on a cliché here, but considering were now securely planted in 2012 with 2011 fading into the distance behind us; it seems like the perfect time for a little “Out with the old, in with the new.” And for a video game news blog like Shogun, that can be only one thing: Game of the Year! This year we’ve opted to change up the formula a little though.

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