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Fist-Bump or Bitch-Slap: Valve or EASports

This is the love/hate relationship between the video game industry and myself. Every week I will pick someone who gets my Fist-bump for doing a good deed, someone who gets my undesirable Bitch-Slap for doing something wrong (or just something that pisses me off), and I'll share my experience/opinion along the way.

Ubisoft Reveals Which Franchises Are Poised For Film Adaptations

After publicly revealing who was heading up their newly formed film division, Ubisoft has commented on which of their many properties they’re planning to make into potential films. Much to everyone’s dismay, Ubisoft sadly isn’t planning on doing a film adaptation of Imagine: Babyz but instead are in the planning stages of conceiving film adaptations of three major Ubisoft franchises that core gamers love.

Ubisoft Creates New Entertainment Division

Since Ubisoft isn’t happy with just making video games, the company behind massive hits such as the Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia franchises will be opening a new division intent on developing TV shows and films based on their impressive stable of properties.  The news of Ubisoft’s entertainment endeavors comes straight from Variety which actually doesn’t have too much to say concerning Ubisoft’s plans for future entertainment domination.

Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes HD [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes HD may seem like it could be a kid centric game with its lush visuals that includes elves, fairies and other such fantastical creatures, but the game is about as hardcore as you can get once you get into the strategy laden battle that it offers.  With a system that is easy to get a grasp of, Clash of Heroes HD is a simply an addicting game that got exceedingly better the more I played and the more I caught on to learning proper battle formations and received stat upgrades.  If you’re in need of a good strategy action game that often has a pace that is simply nail biting then Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes HD is definitely worth the investment.

The Pros: 

+ I was in near constant awe at the visuals and designs dished out in the game.
+ There may not be prominent movement during certain cutscenes, but the animation during battle scenarios is ridiculously good.
+ The single-player campaign may start off a bit slow, but it does pick up a lot after the first hour and thankfully there’s no grinding in order to progress or to become a suitable opponent to enemies.
+ The online modes and co-op play offer another addicting quality to the game.

The Cons: 

-    The enemy A.I. can sometimes come across as being too damn smart during certain battle scenarios.
-    Occasional loading screens may be annoying to those who want to get into battle A.S.A.P.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
9

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Latest Driver: San Francisco Trailer Looks A Bit Too Old-School

Driver: San Francisco is seemingly going to be an oddity of sorts.  The fifth iteration in the franchise, the game is coming back from a long absence in the world of gaming in which driving focused action games and the Driver franchise as a whole has lost some considerable momentum to the point where some gamers today may not even be familiar with the franchise.  So being a property that doesn’t have instant name recognition and having gone through the ringer on the development side of things, Driver: San Francisco could either be a terrific mess or maybe it’ll be a game that will

Call of Juarez: The Cartel Video Shows That The Spirit Of The Old West Is Still Present Today

Earlier this year we received one announcement that I think no one saw coming nor did they immediately desire: the Call of Juarez franchise was getting yet another sequel, this time set in the modern day.  While the first two games weren’t bad, the Call of Juarez franchise just never really set itself apart that much compared to other games even though it had a Western setting and Mexican cowboys offing one another.

Ubisoft Reveals Release Dates For Driver: San Francisco And Child of Eden

Aside from giving us another installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise and the possibly amazing video game adaptation of Tintin, Ubisoft has a few key titles slated for this year which as is the norm never had a firm release date. Well on second thought one of Ubisoft’s upcoming games did have a release date but then it was delayed to the point where I honestly forgot it was coming out. And if I forgot a game was coming out then you know that says a lot since I’m an absolute nut job when it comes to tracking games and keeping up to date about them.

Side-Scrolling Goodness Will Be Upon Us Soon With Outland and Nin2-Jump

The end of April is going to be a good month for fans of side-scrolling action games as two small yet possibly amazing titles are set to drop on the PSN and XBLA.  Most gamers these days aren’t fond of side-scrolling action games compared to the last blockbuster FPS that’s set to hit retail shelves, but I think once these two titles come out gamers are bound to take note.

Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes HD - Exclusive Interview

We often don’t see games make the jump from the Nintendo 3DS to the HD consoles but in the rare instances that they do it usually results in a dreadful port for all the obvious reasons.  Games that are meant for the handhelds just don’t have that same immediate connection when played on a big TV with a controller in your hands but that isn’t true of Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes HD.  The PS3/Xbox 360 adaptation of the hit 2009 Nintendo DS game, Clash of Heroes HD is a game that while thoroughly beautiful to look at is extremely old-school with its intense turn-based combat.

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD Finally Gets A Release Date

It may have taken a year, which to me seemed like an eternity, but a release date has finally been settled for the HD version of Capybara’s Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD.  The PS3/Xbox 360 port of their acclaimed game for the Nintendo DS, Clash of Heroes HD offers the same strategy filled action of the original DS version but now has visuals that once again confirm that when it comes to doing traditional animated art Capybara are simply some of the best, if not THE BEST, in the industry.

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