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TL;DR - Jul 8 - The Loss of Ryan Davis

After hearing the news of the passing of Ryan Davis this morning I spent the day debating writing an article about what the fellow game journalist meant to me personally. The internal debate I was having was if that article would be self-serving, or if I could show the proper respect for a man that helped both Ian and find who we wanted to be in this industry. He’s someone that a lot of us who are writing in the industry today have looked up to, there’s no doubt about that, but does everyone really need to voice their feelings regarding the loss?

TL;DR - Jul 1 - Mattrick, EVO2k13, Xbone Features

In the spirit of the site’s “relaunch” Ian and I have been talking about new features that we can bring to the site to provide some kind of consistency, some form of reoccurrence on the site that our readers can rely on in between our larger, in-depth, editorials and interviews.

Shogun Gamer 2.0 - An Introduction

Over the last four years Shogun Gamer has grown over leaps and bounds to become one of Canada’s top destinations for video game news, reviews, editorials, and exclusive interviews. As a result of this we’ve decided had to make several changes to the site. Now, entering into our fifth year of providing the internet with original video game-focused content, we’ve decided that we’re going to shake things up a little in a transition we’re calling “Shogun Gamer 2.0.”

Canadian Video Game Awards Winners

Yesterday saw the return of The Canadian Videogame Awards, for the second year in Vancouver (accompanying Fan Expo) and its fourth annual run (in total). The show was bigger and better than ever, running much more smoothly then we experienced last year and with a greater focus on the hype of it all. Participation from the audience was encouraged, and the whole thing just felt a little more loose and fun than last year.

Criterion's Alex Ward Comments On Possible Studio Direction

Criterion Games could finally be branching out once again as a developer based on chatter that arose yesterday.  After refuting claims that the studio was working on a reboot/remake of NFS: Underground, Criterion Games Creative Director Alex Ward took to Twitter to reveal that there may be a focus on games that don’t revolve around elaborate car chases or vehicular mayhem.

SuperBot Entertainment Still Alive, Working On New IP

Some actual good news has actually surfaced out of a studio ending their partnership with Sony.  While not all of Sony’s former development partners have been shuttered, most have ended up greatly shifting their focus to more manageable efforts in the wake of shedding half, if not most, of their staff. Such a thing could still ring true for SuperBot Entertainment, but for now the studio is alive and well.

Canada Cup Gaming - April Duels II [Wrap-Up]

This past weekend Vancouver (…or technically Richmond) played host to one of its very first professional-level tournaments. Canada Cup Gaming brought their April Duels second outing to Vancouver, and we were lucky enough to be invited to come down and watch all of the action.

The tournament took place over the span of two days, and encompassed four of the major fighting game franchises: King of Fighters, Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom and Street Fighter X Tekken.

April Duels II - First Day, Standings, Day 2 Schedule

For those of you late-night streamers, April Duels II continues online in the Salty Suite (which should be on-air shortly if you follow the link to the Canada Cup stream #2). For everyone else, consider the day ended, and this your brief wrap up and the current standings!

Vancouver Hosts April Duels This Weekend

I play a fair bit of fighting games. I’ve even had delusions of becoming a professional gamer in the realm of Street Fighter. So, as far as eSports are concerned, I get pretty hype about the fight-game tournament scene… Those in the know probably get what I’m working up to here: Vancouver is playing host to its very first major fighting game tournament this weekend April Duels.

An Era Is Over: LucasArts Is Officially Closed

Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars empire has now claimed its second victim: that of LucasArts. After shuttering production on the popular Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon, Disney has announced that they will be closing as an internal development studio LucasArts effective immediately.

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