Every once in a while the video game industry joins forces with a movie studio to produce something absolutely ridiculous which allows me to fulfill my movie-fantasies.
I’m a long-time fan of the Fast and Furious film franchise and, as most who regularly read the site are aware, a big fan of Forza. That’s why the news that came out today, the announcement of a Fast and Furious car pack for Horizon 2, is some of the best news I’m likely to get all day!
Earlier this morning an image surfaced with information regarding the Xbox “Games with Gold” promotion showing off not only what we can look forward to in March (a bit early) but also revealing the fact that in the following month, April, we’ll get twice as many free games.
The image surface on NeoGaf this morning and was subsequently picked up and ran on virtually every game news site. Chances are pretty good you’ve already seen it, if not here’s the image and link to the thread on NeoGaf:
Capcom just released their latest from the upcoming Street Fighter V for PS4 and PC: The reveal trailer for none other than Charlie Nash! While this is exciting news (that we knew was coming) for fans of Street Fighter Third Strike, the more important news was what followed.
I do talk a lot about the games I played when I was a kid. There are countless classic titles that I just like to sit down with, from time to time, for the purpose of blowing through something quick and familiar. With today's culture being steeped in nostalgia - everything demanding everyone's attention has that 'old-school' feel, it's a freaking epidemic - it's always fun to think back to the way things were when you were a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed mutant squirrel child opening a brand-new SNES game for the first time. Wait, you weren't born with a tail, just me? Well, shit.
Since its original launch, way back in September 2013, the question on everyone's mind has been "when are we getting Heists?" If you're not familiar with GTA - and if you aren't I have no idea what you're doing on a video game website - the game mode is one that was announced well before release and is intended to feature online heist missions with your friends.
It seems as though the next Rocksteady/Arkham game is going to be a little mature than the previous chapters. It was revealed today that the ESRB has slapped the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight with an "M" rating, according to the developer.
Launch events are not a new concept, neither is the idea of a game tournament. However, what does feel somewhat shiny and new is the way that EA is handling it for their upcoming Battlefield: Hardline.
Announced today, EA will be holding a competition in London called Battlefield: Hardline Live. The idea is a real-life competition held between registered "crews" at a "secret location" somewhere in London over the course of eight days, March 18th to 25th.
Valve announced today that not only are they moving forwards with new devices for their “Steam Machines” but will also be adventuring into the world of Virtual Reality. At this year’s GDC Valve/Steam will be showing off a collection of new hardware items to represent the next generation of Steam Machines including a revised take on the controller that made such uproar last year.
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:
If you're a fan of the "Metroid-Vania" genre of gaming -- why wouldn't you be? You'll be pleased to know that the Playstation blog announced a release date for Axiom Verge today: March 31st. It also announced the cost: $19.99, along with including a bunch of new information about the game's power-ups.
It looks like a dedicated group of NeoGaf It looks like a dedicated group of NeoGaf investigators has unearthed a rather sizable look at the no-longer existent Legacy of Kain sequel: Dead Sun.
There's a full 32 minutes of the game (including intro video and title screen) available online (for who knows how long). If you're a fan of Legacy of Kain I highly recommend checking this one out. It looks like it could have had some potential at the minimum.
This morning we premiered the first episode of Radial Dialogue! Thanks to everyone that joined us live. We did have a few technical issues (as per Shogun tradition) which have (hopefully) been ironed out. Moving forwards the show should start on time and become smoother. Below you'll see the show notes, along with links to the topics discussed.
The tumultuous but successful Kickstarter for Republique back in 2012 was my first taste of crowd-funding. It was particularly thrilling because a number of the people involved including David Hayter and Jennifer Hale were here in Vancouver for an expo while the campaign was happening. It was also the first project that I decided to fund based on the director's clear philosophy.
It's a brand new year, and while most people are making life changing resolutions to better themselves, such as going to the gym, being a better person, or volunteering, I'm going the true gamer route and deciding to make my own resolutions as well, but in relation to my gaming habits.
Earlier this week Evolve launched, and if you're not familiar with the concept it is a 4-vs-1 game style that features a collective of (four) hunters working together in order to take down (one) large monster creature. It is a concept that nearly exclusively features online-multiplayer and progressive character building. Our review should be up shortly, but is unfortunately delayed because of my diminished interest in actually playing games.
Well because I was burnt out on the beta, which is what I wish to spend a little bit of time talking about today.
In the grand tradition of Monty Python: “And now for something completely different.”
This year we want to try some new things at Shogun Gamer and a big fantasy we’ve always had (as a collective) was to produce more video content. Over the last few months we’ve been procuring the resources and even dabbled with a couple of test (live-streams of new/upcoming games). It feels like we can do more though, so starting next week we’re going to begin trials of things we think are good ideas to see how far they can go.
If you're someone who puts a lot of time into their 3DS library as is, the New 3DS XL is a pretty worthwhile upgrade. While the differences between the new console and the 3DS XL are pretty minimal, they are super handy. The face-tracking 3D makes a huge difference. I'm sure that when New 3DS-specific software comes out we'll see some good use from the additional shoulder buttons and right thumbstick. If you're like me and still rocking the original 3DS regularly though, I wholly advise you to go and get one right now and then maybe play some Mario Kart with me.
+ Massively improved face-tracking 3D makes slight movement during gameplay a reality + New right thumbstick-nipple for sexy romps and additional controls + Improved battery life means you can play with the thumbstick-nipple for even longer during those lonely nights + Additional shoulder buttons that might be implemented in a game someday + Amiibo support + Did I mention nipples
- Due to comparable specs, might not be a worthwhile investment for current 3DS XL owners - It is not packaged with a charger, which is a detriment to new owners - SD card slot not super easily accessible
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The eternal burning question: should you upgrade your console hardware? What if the new system isn’t really even “next-gen”? What upgrades do you get? What new games are immediately available for it? Has the string of questions become annoying yet? Should I stop? I’ll stop.