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Mighty No. 9 [First Impressions]

Mighty No. 9 [First Impressions]

Keiji fulfills his promise of a new hero in the demo version of his Kickstarter project.

Destiny [Review]

Destiny [Review]

A really good first step in Bungie's newest long-run franchise.

TowerFall: Ascension Interview With Matt Thorson

TowerFall: Ascension Interview With Matt Thorson

Designer Matt Thorson chats about TowerFall.

Interview with Dani Landers of Studio Fawn

Interview with Dani Landers of Studio Fawn

Creator of Bloom Memories.

Sky Pirates of Neo Terra and the One Million Facebook Likes

Sky Pirates of Neo Terra and the One Million Facebook Likes

Fathom Interactive hits a major milestone.

Marvel Heroes Unite In Lego Marvel Super Heroes

After being denied a game based upon The Avengers due to THQ’s poor business practices, we may finally have the long awaited Marvel action video game romp we’ve been yearning for.  Now we shouldn’t get too ahead of ourselves as we aren’t receiving a massive action game based directly on the Marvel cinematic universe via Activision or even Ubisoft. Instead, we're going to receive Lego Marvel Super Heroes thanks to WB Games and TT Games.

THQ Assets Officially Up For Auction This Month

After the news broke on Friday that some would-be objections could stall the sale/salvaging of THQ, the matters have been discussed by the involved parties with one major result: THQ is officially dead.  It may sound like I’m stating the obvious, but today it was officially revealed that THQ will be up for auction on January 22nd and that all its assets (studios, IPs,) will be available to purchase.

Nvidia Enters Handheld Arena With The Shield

The first true megaton of 2013 may have just occurred that either will end up being yet another turning point for the industry or will simply be the biggest blunder since the NGage.  To kick off CES 2013 with a true bang, Nvidia decided to do something I think none of us expected: a new handheld console from the firm was announced.

Crash Bandicoot Reboot Could Be In The Works

A once legendary video game character could be poised for a major revival if a leaked image is to be believed. Regarded back in the day as the next big thing,  the era of Crash Bandicoot came to a close once Naughty Dog, the original creators of Crash, decided to move on to bigger and better things. Crash didn’t immediately die once Naughty Dog left, but he didn’t exactly receive the attention required to keep him relevant, a thing which led to the franchise to die a few years ago.

The Woes Of THQ Continue

Perhaps this could be construed as a joke concerning that it’s the start of a new year yet more problems are arising, but once again there’s drama in the world of THQ.  After a string of failed projects, bad business decisions, and similar things of that ilk, THQ opted to go the easy route in a sense by allowing an investment group (Clearlake) to effectively buy the company and continue business as usual, at least that was the plan devised by THQ company brass.

James Bond May No Longer Be With Activision

The most dangerous foe of James Bond may have at long last been defeated in a somewhat unexpected way.  I’m not referring to longstanding 007 villains such as Blofeld or even new entities like Silva as I’m instead referring to Activision - the company which for the last six years has wasted the James Bond franchise.

Star Trek: The Video Game Gets Release Date (No, There Aren't Any Khan/Gary Mitchell Teases)

Last week sci-fi fans were chattering about one thing they were waiting months for: the first trailer for Star Trek: Into Darkness, the follow-up to the franchise reboot helmed by J.J Abrams.  Say what you will about the finer points of the massive restart button that was pressed on the Trek franchise, but as an action pop-corn flick it gave us the goods thus a sequel was prepped. 

THQ Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Remaining Assets Likely To Be Sold [Update]

The timing may be unfortunate but the inevitable has happened: THQ has filed for bankruptcy. After suffering several major setbacks, the chief of which was the uDraw HD debacle, THQ has been on an ever steady decline despite solid software releases, with the exception being WWE 13 of course.

Project Versus J Screens Show Gameplay and Character Art

Those wanting more details on the anime/manga mash-up that is Project Versus J may have to wait a little longer for such thing, but Namco Bandai have shared the first in-game images from the potentially amazing game. 

Announced two weeks ago, Project Versus J has a premise that seems like it was dreamt of in a forum as it has various characters from notable Shonen Jump franchises beating the crap out of each other.  Basically, if you ever wanted to see Goku beat up a character from One Piece then your wish has been granted.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 Pics Show Kitana and Shang Tsung

It may not officially be Fatality Friday since there isn’t a new Mortal Kombat game or a well-polished trailer showing some brutal yet entertaining combat. Even then, the Fatality Friday moniker is rather fitting for today considering we have additional character glimpses for the upcoming second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy.

Gears of War Creator Hoping To Open New Studio, Release New IP

The Gears of War franchise may be gearing up for yet another installment in the first half of 2013, but it’ll be the first to not be under the guise of series creator Cliff Bleszinski.  After helping put Epic Games on the map through with the Unreal games and the arrival of Microsoft’s second core franchise in the form of Gears, the man sometimes known as Cliffy B. decided to end his tenure at the company to pursue other endeavors.

See What It Would Be Like For Chun-Li To Fight Tifa [Video]

Most of the time would-be dream battles never become a reality since doing franchise mash-ups isn’t the cup of tea for protective companies and developers.  We are slowly creeping into a realm in which some notable mash-ups are happening thanks to things such as Dead or Alive 5 featuring Virtua Fighter characters and of course there are games like PlayStation All-Stars.  But what would a 1 vs. 1 battle featuring video game characters be like if it was depicted in live-action?

Kaiju Combat Could Finally Become A Reality

In the interest of keeping you fine folks up to date with certain things, and to further show a project that the Shogun Gamer staff holds dear to their hearts, I thought I would give y’all a general update on the Kaiju Combat Kickstarter campaign

Project Versus J Could Be The Ultimate Anime/Manga Video Game

Mashing up franchises seems to be a hot thing these days given games such as Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, ACE: R, and most recently PS All-Stars, but now it’s time for the characters from the Shonen Jump world to collide in what will hopefully be perfect video game harmony.

SuperBot Entertainment Seeking New Staffers, Potential PS All-Stars Sequel In The Works

Usually I refrain from posting NPD numbers or any type of sales data for two reasons: it provides unwanted corporate/fanboy wanking, and it can just be flat out depressing at times.  We all know that not every game is able to be a mega-hit right off the bat, but learning that game X sold less than 100,000 units in its first month of release can be utterly sad, hence I’m not a big fan of posting pointless sales data articles.

Industrial Toys Reveals iOS Based FPS Morning Star

Those within the core gamers camp may still look upon mobile based efforts with a small level of disdain since they often present watered down experiences.  There are certainly good mobile games out there, yet it’s clear that in some cases things are held back or that the overall experience would be much better with an actual control pad rather than tapping a series of touch buttons on a small screen. 

Angry Birds Movie Is Still A Thing, New Creative Talent Announced

Easily put into the section of “Why is this happening?” that gamers sometimes like to go into upon hearing a piss-poor announcement, some additional details have been shared on the Angry Birds movie.  After becoming a run away success which has given Rovio a new golden goose which has enabled them to partner up with LucasArts and Star Wars for maximum cash grab potential, Angry Birds is now set on ruling the world of cinema as well.

Tomb Raider Trailer Shows More Action and Lara In Distress

Once again the Spike VGAs gave gamers and the ultra mainstream audience a “taste” of the games industry, or a very small piece of it, in addition to an array of new glimpses of existing games.  Most of us may still be trying to wrap our heads around what Hideo Kojima did with The Phantom Pain, but there were some more direct and less trollish trailers such as the extended look at the new Tomb Raider reboot.

The Mega Marathon Round 2 This Weekend

This weekend Shogun Gamer will, once again, be sponsoring the Mega Marathon – A 48-hour marathon of 18 Mega Man games with all proceeds going to Child’s Play Charities. Our own Casey White, Managing Editor, will be one of the three hosts attempting the feat; along with resident Mega Man Expert Kyle Hill and local Actor/Comedian/Event host/Awesome dude Tyler James Nicol

Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 Set Pics Show Character Glimpses

Filming is underway on season 2 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and as we already know some changes are being made in respect to the cast.  It may still be disappointing that certain actors won’t appear in the project for various reasons, but at least we can rest easy in knowing that director Kevin Tancharoen isn’t abandoning his mixture of taking a realistic and moderately dark approach to the world of Mortal Kombat.

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