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Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious [Review]

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast and Furious [Review]

Because you love both of these things, admit it.

Radial Dialogue - Episode 13 - YouTube vs. Twitch

Radial Dialogue - Episode 13 - YouTube vs. Twitch

YouTube is beefing up their streaming features and Halo is Online (in Russia).

Review: Battlefield Hardline

Review: Battlefield Hardline

Is Hardline playing good cop or bad cop?

Radial Dialogue - Episode 12 - X-Files and Preacher

Radial Dialogue - Episode 12 - X-Files and Preacher

A distinctly more "TV" episode of Radial Dialogue.

Mario Party 10 [Review]

Mario Party 10 [Review]

Why is this game co-operative and luck-based!?

March 2015 - Playstation 20th Anniversary

March 2015 - Playstation 20th Anniversary

Brain Teasers, A New Geek-Themed Variety Show

The Vancouver nerd-community seems divided into two halves, if the conversations I have with friends (who identify as nerd) are any indication. There seems to be one group that is completely unaware of the bustling hive of nerd-activity that Vancouver is, and a second half that feels overwhelmed by the amount of options we have for nerdy night outs.

10 Games to Look Forward to in 2015

It’s difficult to not get excited about this year’s game releases when you start to go through the list and see what’s scheduled to come out. It’s going to be a big year for gaming with all of these massive releases, and I actually had to cut quite a few games from this list to cap it at 10. Now granted, things can change, and some of these don’t have set release dates yet, but they are a safe bet that they will release this year barring no substantial delays.

2015 Abuzz – What’s Going On This Year

The hype train keeps a-rollin', and I've found myself sucked into it and disappointed more times than I'd like to remember (Watch_Dogs sits on my shelf as a constant reminder). While I've tried to train myself to remain "cautiously optimistic" there are some titles coming around in 2015 that I just can't help but be psyched for. Video game news sources everywhere are touting 2015 to be the BIG year in games, and I've got one foot on the hype train myself.

So here are just a few games that I've been salivating over for a while, and look forward to stepping into.

How Telltale Became My Favorite Developer

Back when I was a young gamer I never worried about publishers or developers, I just tried to play good games. It wasn't until writing this piece that it dawned on me; that I've always loved Telltale Games and their products, even before they were officially Telltale. Veterans from the now defunct LucasArts, responsible for some of the greatest games of its era, left to make a new studio called Telltale Games, and the rest is now history.

ShogunGamer Game of the Year - Part 4

In our final chapter of the Game of the Year saga, we break down the best console exclusives of 2014 before winding down with a LENGTHY discussion about what THE game of the year was to be. Be warned for those who have been listening to the podcast version to see how the winners were picked: This is the lengthiest podcast of the group by almost double.

Winners are shown at the top of the list and marked with asterisks.

ShogunGamer Game of the Year - Part 3

Happy New Year Shogun Gamers! Hopefully everyone has fully recovered from the festivities and is ready for another year. 2015 is starting to look like an awesome year for video gamers, but before we dive into what's next we're going to finish up with what we liked in 2014.

ShogunGamer Game of the Year - Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our four-part series running down the top of games of 2014. Continuing where we left off yesterday, we have a few more categories, nominations, and awards to offer up for Shogun Gamer's official Game of the Year discussion... and our number one choice for the best game of 2014 is just around the corner.

In the meantime, enjoy and Happy New Year!

Winners are shown at the top of the list, and highlighted with asterisks.

ShogunGamer Game of the Year - Part 1

The time, being the end of the year, has come for us to begin our breakdown of the very best games of 2014. Last week the writing staff of Shogun Gamer hopped on a Skype call and locked ourselves in a virtual room to hash out what we believed was the best of the best.

2014 Game Retrospective - Part 6

Thanks to all who joined us over the last couple of weeks as we fumbled our way through some of the high and low points of 2014. Of course now that we've talked about "the rest" we're going to need to get on with "the best." 

Next Monday we'll be posting up our Game of the Year choices, as chosen by the ShogunGamer writing staff, broken down by category. Until then, a very Happy Holidays from your friends here at SG!

2014 Game Retrospective - Part 5

T'was the night before Christmas, and I couldn't think up a rhyme... No, seriously, it would be the obvious joke to make here: An intro in rhyme. I've never been good with that though, so let's just jump into the continuing recap of 2014 in the comedy stylings of myself and Jen.

Shantae Claus Is Coming To Town

The superhuman ultra-geniuses and masters of ludo-alchemy at Wayforward (the studio that brought you DuckTales: Remastered, Mighty Switch Force HD and a really good Contra game for DS that I can't seem to find anywhere) are back and ready to serve you a heaping plate of holiday gaming goodness right down your play-hole. So buckle up, buccaneers, because for just a couple of bucks you can swashbuckle your way through Sequin Land on Christmas Day with the Wii U version of Shantae and the Pirate's Curse.

2014 Game Retrospective - Part 4

Next week we'll be revealing our picks for Game of the Year, broken down by category and with one over-all winner. For now, we continue to count down some shining moments in gaming 2014, whilst wishing you all a very happy holidays!

2014 Game Retrospective - Part 3

Last week, under the shroud of a Skype call, Shogun Gamer staff began the process of narrowing down the best games of 2014. Thankfully due to an abundance of re-masters this past year, we were able to move through our deliberations with relative easy and speed. 

Next week we'll unveil the full list and its winners, along with an accompanying podcast so you can hear for yourself how each call was made. For now, let's keep running down some of the big moments (possitive and negative) of 2014, shall we?

2014 Game Retrospective - Part 2

Welcome to day 2 of our continuing recap of 2014. The Shogun Gamer staff is hard at work putting together their list of favorites from this past year, but in the meantime Casey and I will continue to run down some of the best (and more likely, the worst) games, features, and trends of 2014 in gaming. 

2014 Game Retrospective

While we start our internal debates on what the best (and worst) games of 2014 were, we thought it might be fun to also shine the light on some other games that might not make their way on to the GOTY discussion list... but still deserve a nod of some kind.

Over the next couple of weeks, leading up to our official Game of the Year Awards, we're going to be releasing a series of articles themed at noting some of the last years highlights and lowlights, hopefully with a bit of humor.

Halo: Nightfall [Review]

It took five weeks, but each of episode of Halo: Nightfall is finally released (they were unveiling one per week since the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection), but is it everything Halo fans have waited for? At roughly twenty to thirty minutes per episode (and a little longer if you include the second story experiences which I'll delve into shortly), it's essentially a full length film in its entirety, but it's definitely not a AAA blockbuster movie you'd see from Hollywood.

Horror Vacuum on Wii U Left by Capcom, Fatal Frame Must Fill It

I try not to get too bent out of shape by Game X not appearing on Console Y too much. There are countless, boring, and unsatisfying factors that go into those kinds of decisions and there's usually no point in trying to fight them.

Hyrule Warriors Adds Amiibo Support, New DLC, And I Keep Playing It

I could tell you all about how Nintendo has rolled out the second part of its planned DLC for Hyrule Warriors and added the ability to scan amiibos for extra loot. I could tell you that the amiibo functionality is unobtrusive and a nice way to gain more mileage out of your existing amiibo collection, but not particularly worth shelling out too much extra cash for.

Far Cry 4 [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Coming from Far Cry 3, the gameplay feels very much the same, but with a couple of new additions. However, the environment, the weapon selection, and the incredible feeling of lighting forests on fire and stomping on enemy soldiers while riding an elephant does a lot to detract from the negatives and deliver an overall bad-ass experience.

The Pros: 

+ You are a living murder machine
+ Beautifully rendered environment
+ Easy to grasp gameplay
+ You can ride an elephant, what more do you want

The Cons: 

- Gameplay can be very samey from Far Cry 3 to 4
- Hunting can be made almost too easy with the inclusion of Bait
- Outposts and Bell Towers are a little bit repetitive

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
8

A lot of games are doing moral/amoral story-lines now. I totally get the appeal as well. Titles like the Fallout series really made you feel the full weight of a bad decision, be it through popping a cap in one dude and having a bunch of normally-friendly NPC's come gunning for you or by blowing up a small town and making your daddy express his disappointment in you. Today, I'm going to celebrate Far Cry 4 which allows you to be a total dick to the oppressed people of Kyrat, and totally get away with it.

Nintendo's Ready for Commitment, Amiibo

R.O.B., the Power Pad, the Super Scope, the N64 Transfer Pak, the GBA-GCN Link Cable, the Gamecube Broadband Adapter, Wii Speak, AR Cards, the Circle Pad Pro, the 3DS Stand.

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