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Slow Down, Bull [Review]

Slow Down, Bull [Review]

Is this game as awkward as a bull in a china shop?

Nintendo’s Wonderful Terrifying Fatal Frame Gamble

Nintendo’s Wonderful Terrifying Fatal Frame Gamble

The beloved horror series is coming back from the dead. Can it stay that way?

Neverwinter Xbox One [Review]

Neverwinter Xbox One [Review]

Free to play... but pay to win?

Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Enters The Fan-Translation Pantheon

Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Enters The Fan-Translation Pantheon

Once again, the fan community pulls together where companies falter.

The Lighthouse Painting Represents The Best Of Transmedia

The Lighthouse Painting Represents The Best Of Transmedia

Experience The Sailor’s Dream’s ocean once more. Four times.

March 2015 - Playstation 20th Anniversary

March 2015 - Playstation 20th Anniversary

Radial Dialogue - Episode 6 - Rock Band 4 Officially Announced

Good news everyone! Jen is finally feeling a little bit better, enough so to get out of bed this morning and head down to do a recording of a new episode of Radial Dialogue.

If you weren't able to join us this morning, here's the recap: Jen and I discussed the announcement of Rock Band 4, what that means for the instruments, EA shutting down Maxxis' main studio, and the PSN+ free games for March.

Steam Link Announced, Streams Steam to Living Room

Hot on the heels of the Nvidia Shield announcement, it looks like Steam has something more to bring to the table at GDC beyond their new SteamVR (now known as Vive, a partnered effort with HTC).

NVidia Sheild Announced, Cloud Based Console

Apparently the concept of cloud-based gaming hasn't died yet. While GDC has been providing developers with free copies of the newest software and showing off a plethora of VR headsets, it looks like Nvidia is leading the charge of cloud-based gaming still being a thing.

Just announced today, Nvidia will be supplying the gaming community at large with their own take on cloud gaming with the Nvidia Shield.

SUPERHOT Alpha Story Mode Gameplay

Ever since I spent about 5 hours playing around with the Flash demo of SUPERHOT, I've been obsessed with its development. It's one of the most interesting original concepts I've seen in a while. It doesn't hurt either that my favourite super powers have always been time manipulation/super speed.

Radial Dialogue - Episode 5 - ID@Xbox GDC 2015

Welcome back everyone! Unfortunately Jen is still sick, so the steady parade of guest stars continues with the amazingly talented Tyler James Nicol! Radial Dialogue Episode 5 focuses primarily on a series of trailers coming out from GDC 2015, showcasing some of the titles being shown at ID@Xbox. Indie titles all, which have an interest to us or that we're seeing for the first time and throwing two cents in on.

ScreamRide [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

If you were to take the basic components of Rollercoaster Tycoon, BoomBlox, and Mario Kart roll those into one downloadable title and layer it with a bunch of dark Portal-esque humour, you'd get what ScreamRide is trying for. I say trying because it feels a little clunky putting all those things together in one game and the longevity of the package will be based entirely around its community.

The Pros: 

+Destruction Mode is a lot of fun, just straight up.
+The tools for creation are vast and easy enough to use.
+Playing as the rollercoaster-rider is a lot more fun than I would have guessed.

The Cons: 

-Xbox 360 version doesn't have community content.
-The longevity of the game is entirely community dependant.
-If people don't make new rides you'll run out of stuff to do quickly.

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
7

ScreamRide serves as the latest in a series of Microsoft Studio attempts at games that focus on community. Plenty of games have released under the banner, primarily for promotion of Xbox Live's Marketplace and in most cases the Games with Gold feature. Sometimes this has given us some fantastic games and other times it's become nothing more than a failed experiment.

Mad Max vs. Metal Gear Solid V on September 1st!

Today seems all about the head-to-head! Not only did Unity fire back at Unreal going free today, but it looks like both Mad Max and Metal Gear are looking to stake a claim on September the first!

Unity 5 Joins Unreal Engine 4 in Being Free

Yesterday Unreal announced that they were making their fourth iteration of the toolset (Unreal Engine 4) free. These both came as both a surprise and great news for the development community. However, Unity (arguably Unreal's biggest competition these days) wasn't far behind.

Radial Dialogue - Episode 4 - House of Cards and GDC

This morning we recorded another new episode of Radial Dialogue. Unfortunate it didn't include Jen because she's out sick today, but we did get to play some SpeedRunners, which is awesome in of itself. We also talked some of the news coming out of GDC this week, including Clayfighter, Unreal Engine going free, and Trine 3!

Clayfighter HD Coming in 2016

Serendipity is a curious thing. Just last week while working my way through Kirby's newest adventure, The Rainbow Curse, I mentioned on Twitter that it gave me a hankering for some new Clayfighter action. Today we get the announcement of an HD remake of Clayfighter coming in 2016.

The details are expected sparse at this point, but things we do know about the game is that it will be a full reworking of both the graphics and the audio.

Mortal Kombat X Mobile Announced

There was a time where the concept of mobile based tie-ins was something that disgusted me. Actually, it would be fair to say there was a time when mobile gaming in general disgusted me. However, I have come around on the concept and there's a collection of games on my smartphone that I play daily.

For a while, one of those games was the Injustice Mobile game. It looked good and because I'm a fan of collecting, the card-based character collection appealed to me.

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Announced for 2015

Trine 2Trine 2 was probably one of the best looking platformers that released in the last decade or so. However, my love for that game is more than just "skin deep." I played the game for review along with two friends on PC and had an absolute blast. In terms of co-op platforming adventure, it stands out in my mind as one of the best do to the balance between the three characters; every character feels unique and has a purpose in the team.

Metal Gear Solid V Announcement on Wednesday

I used to be one of the biggest fans of the Metal Gear franchise of anyone that I know. I say used to because my love of the series has degraded ever since the end of Metal Gear Solid 4, which I believe should have been the end of the Solid franchise.

Metal Gear Solid 4 was, in my opinion, the perfect ending to a series that I have loved since I was a boy. Thusly, I've opted not to sully my experience by playing a fifth chapter of a franchise I believe ended, especially not in "paid demo" format.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Confirmed

Inti Creates has confirmed via Twitter that Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, sequel to their 3DS eShop action-platformer hit, has been announced. The reveal comes to us from the Inti Creates FanFest event that I can only assume takes place in a convention centre built exactly like the Resistance Base from MegaMan Zero; elevators and ladders everywhere.

Radial Dialogue - Episode 3 - Canadian Price Increase, and GAME Millionaire's Club

Thanks to very one that joined us live this morning! As you can tell we are improving the show episode over episode. This time around we learned that we've been having the game audio WAY too long. I turned that down, you're welcome.

Episode 3 of Radial Dialogue features discussions about Fable Legends going the f2p route, and GAME's ridiculous special editions that are specifically made for millionaires. Full notes below!

Far Cry 4 DLC adds Yetis
-Will they be the Skyrim equivalent of Giants?
-Jen is still playing a bunch of FC4!

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.

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