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Xbox @ E3 2015

Bethesda started E3 a day early with their first ever press conference. It had some monumental moments of its own, like the gameplay reveal of Fallout 4 and its crazy crafting system that is sure to have gamers pouring hundreds of hours into the game later this year. Not to mention finally seeing what DOOM is going to look and play like. Now Microsoft finished their press conference for Xbox, and if you know me at all you know how much of an Xbox fan I am. To say I left their conference excited is quite an understatement.

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:


One thing that I'm constantly asked about by customers is "Why are they removing features?" This is, of course, in regard to the current-gen versions of certain games. It happened with the September release of NHL 15, and it's happening again with the upcoming November 18th release of WWE 2k15.

Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalker 2012 [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

With ten versatile decks, expanded deck customization, a new game mode and all of the usual Magic: The Gathering goodies, this game is a great deal for its low $10 pricetag. Just like the real card game you will find yourself cursing at the computers amazing topdeck as often as you find yourself cheering your amazing victory that you pulled directly out of your ass. This is Magic at its core.

The Pros: 

+ Expanded deck customization from the original.

+ The regular and revenge campaigns, along with their puzzles, are a lot of fun and can be quite challenging.

+ Great experience for a completionist who can work to unlock all of the decks, cards and achievements.

+ $10 pricepoint

The Cons: 

- The new Archenemy format is more frustrating than fun.

- Multiplayer has some issues such as a lack of players online and some connectivity problems. Rating : 

It is important that I lay some groundwork for this review, I am a very experienced Magic: The Gathering player. I have been playing Magic for more than 15 years and have even done some competing in tournaments. Someone who has never played Magic before may have a different perspective, it would be hard for me to say.

Some Hands on Time With Fallen Frontier [PAX East 2011]

Indy row at PAX is often one of the most fun places to be in the entire convention and you can find some amazing hidden gems in there. One of those gems this year was Fallen Frontier. I got to spend some time talking to the good folks at Moonshot Games and they gave me a hands-on walkthrough of the title. Spoiler alert, it was good.

Bastion Preview [PAX East 2011]

When Bastion was first announced at last year's PAX Prime in September my first thought was "ok it sounds and looks pretty cool." A narrator who isn't exactly scripted, but instead tells the story on how you are playing the game is a pretty cool concept along with a world that isn't already made but is created each time you take a step; which could actually affect the outcome of the narrator again.  The main goal and plot of the game is that your entire village has come under some sort of haunting trouble and you have to get to the Bastion where the village was told to meet when danger

Duke Nukem Preview [PAX East 2011]

Duke Nukem, let's be honest here, he is the bad-ass of video games. Duke doesn't go shark fishing with a fishing pole; he does it with his bare-freaking-hands. Duke doesn't need a spaceship to save the galaxy from some giant, life-force eating apocalypse; he'll just wait for them to get to where he is and punch their general in the face.

With that said, is 2K games doing the forbidden game from our childhood past justice? Well the answer to that question is: both yes and no.

Deus Ex Human Revolution Live Blog [PAX East 2011]

It should come to no one’s surprise here at Shogun that Deus Ex is one of my favorite games of all time. So when I heard that Square Enix is creating a sequel to the first RPG I ever played. I got really excited. Then it was followed by a feeling of caution. What if the gameplay of the Deus Ex franchise didn't stand the test of time. Well today I get to find out as the community over here at PAX East 2011 ask Square Enix questions about one of the most badass RPG's of all time. Come back here to Shogun Gamer, on this article, to follow the live blog for the Deus Ex Q&A.

Update: There was a slight typo in the blog everybody. During the key Q&A there was no annoucement of a demo at all. This was specualtion and assumption on my part and I forgot to type this into the answer.

Original Answer was: Demo will be release on steam, xbl, and psn.

True Answer was supposed to be: I assume demo will be release on steam, xbl, and psn.

I prefusely apologize and hope you continue to come back to shogun gamer for more news and coverage of future conventions.

GDC 2011: Dead Island Preview

Dead Island is a game that has been in development for almost a decade now, and with the recent release of the Dead Island trailer it has created quite a bit of hype.  But does the game live up to the hype that the trailer created? Well I can answer that question for you, and the answer is yes!

Battlefield 3 Panel Live Blog

Anothery early morning for us here at GDC 2011 in California's beatutiful city by the bay, San Francisco; and that means there are a whole bunch of panels and keynotes for us to attend again. But out of all the ones that are being presented to us today the one we are most excited for (as gamers) has got to be the Battlefield 3 panel presetned to us by EA and DICE. With DICE being there we can expect some kind of mutiplayer news and maybe some gameplay information since DICE are the ones of charge of multiplayer development for BF3.

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