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By otakuman5000 On 30 Nov, 2017 At 03:54 PM | Categorized As Featured, Podcasts | With 0 Comments

No GravatarIn our attempt to help our friends in the community out, We are introducing The Est. 1982 Podcast to our readers. These are four young men from the Nashville area who are dads and husbands who are geeks at heart. I (otakuman5000) was lucky enough to be asked to be a guest on the show. We talk about the Star Wars Battlefront II saga and much, much more.

Check out the show right here.

By otakuman5000 On 30 Nov, 2017 At 01:49 PM | Categorized As Featured, Podcasts, ROGcast | With 0 Comments

No GravatarOn today’s episode, we have @melwheezy from the Geekly Podcast. We talked about Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon, EA’s situation, and the Loot Box situation. We talk about the reason that Single Player is NOT Dead. We also talk about Episodic game content and the strange practices in the industry. We discuss The Game Awards Nominations list, also.

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Animal Crossing: World Connections (?) is a premise of what the new title for the Nintendo Switch could possibly be.

  • After another massive update to the now 5-year-old Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer games and your Nintendo Switch console will allow cross-connectivity.
  • AC:WC will allow more storage. Up to 5 containers (total of 500 items) can be used all over your town/campsite.
  • This will be the ultimate Animal Crossing title. It has features and locations from ALL previous titles.
  • Your town has a massive campground, so you can implement your new features from the New Leaf update (at Launch) and Pocket Camp. (at a later date)
  • Nintendo Switch feature: If you have My Nintendo accounts for multiple regions, you can use the new International Re-Tail shop to acquire those rare items that were so limited in other versions ie, the 7-11 branded items.
  • Up to 8 local co-op players can visit your town. 4 players total online.
  • You can carry your current items from New Leaf over to World Connections. Not Vice versa.
  • Amiibos and amiibo cards will allow special items to appear in the towns, buy either shaking trees or purchasing them from the shops.
  • Amiibo cards will allow characters to appear in your town as visitors or new residents.
  • With Happy Home Designer you can use the items from the 3ds to the Switch and customise Campgrounds, your homes and also special locations. 
  • The number of Museum pieces had grown exponentially, including artifacts such as pottery and weapons.
  • Not only do you get a coffee sh0p, there are now restaurants and drink stands (sushi, anyone?).
  • For the first time, The Able Sisters will sell Nintendo licensed clothing.  Your ability to create designs has increased as well.
  • You can now take photos with your New Nintendo 3ds and save them and use them in New Leaf and World Connections.
  • There are now 3 Islands to go to now. More info on those is forthcoming.
  • One more thing about Amiibo, ALL Amiibo figures will have some functionality whether it be clothing or other items. or even guests in your town.
  • More shops and stores are being added. Including 2 theaters, one that shows movies and the other for stage shows.
  • Nook’s Store has 7 upgrades with the largest being a multiple story complex.
  • You have the ability again to sell your home. Now you can have Campground and a home!
  • You can now share a video of your town and properties and share them with the video capture feature.
  • For you lazy people, for a large fee, you can transport your home and items from your New Leaf game to World Connections.
  • You can play minigames on ALL game consoles you find in the game. 

Well, we are looking into the possible (?) future.  This article is a collection of rumors, juicy tidbits and maybe even some actual information. You will be the judge of that.

This is a work of pure fabrication from the mind of a huge Animal Crossing fan.

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In a move that excited some and made some cringe, Sega sent a press release announcing that Valkyria Chronicles 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Soldiers, strategists, and commanders–the call has come in from the front lines. It’s time to rejoin the fight! The beloved Valkyria
Chronicles series makes its grand return westward in 2018 with Valkyria Chronicles 4, a new mainline chapter in the saga for PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch(TM), and
Xbox One(TM).  Return to a continent ravaged by conflict with a familiar-yet-refined tactical RPG battle system, a vibrant and evocative art style that portrays a living canvas of watercolors, and a gripping World War II-inspired story full of momentous
triumphs, heartbreaking loss, and unexpected hope for the human spirit. It is the year 1935 EC…The continent of Europa is engulfed in the flames of the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. Although the Federation struggles valiantly against the Empire’s forces, the relentless imperial military machine threatens to consume them. With victory slipping away, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross: a last-ditch attempt to capture the imperial
capital and end the war.
Commander Claude Wallace and his loyal childhood friends in Squad E are sent to fight for the desperate operation’s success, but they will have to endure harsh bone-chilling elements, waves of imperial soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyria…and unravel a grave truth that will shake them to the core. 

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Features:

* A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War – Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters. Players will take command of the eager, young Commander
Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons extraordinaire Riley Miller, hotheaded Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the
painful realities of war–but will the bonds of Squad E’s friendships survive the frozen battlefield? 
* The Next Generation “BLiTZ” Battle System – The part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter “BLiTZ” battle system returns to the field. New features include an explosive new class called the Grenadier, numerous
offensive/defensive battleship support options, chances for a unit to have a “Last Stand” action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
* CANVAS Aesthetics – The series’ signature hand-drawn visual style is back and overhauled for the newest generation. Inspired by watercolor compositions, the CANVAS
Graphics Engine blends visual elements of reality and imagination to create an expressive world filled with colorful emotions. Watch the journey of Squad E unfold like an interactive painting! 
* The Return of a Legendary Composer – The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral soundtrack for the game.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be available on PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch(TM), and
Xbox One(TM) platforms in the Americas and Europe in 2018.

By otakuman5000 On 12 Nov, 2017 At 09:11 PM | Categorized As PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Videos, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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In a move that set the internet on fire, Namco Bandai announced that Noctis, the main protagonist from Final Fantasy XV is coming to Tekken 7 in the third DLC pack in March 2018. You have plenty of time to check out Final Fantasy XV from now until that pack is released.

Here is the Trailer!

By otakuman5000 On 11 Nov, 2017 At 10:02 PM | Categorized As Featured, Podcasts, ROG Humor, ROGcast | With 0 Comments

No GravatarOn this episode, we talk about a variety of topics including what we are playing and the pros and cons of the N64 mini, The high prices of retro games, L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch, EA not releasing sports games every year and the PSN trophy for credit model. Your Hosts are me, James and Zoe. We had some technical issues and a surprise at the end.

By otakuman5000 On 9 Nov, 2017 At 01:45 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News, Videos | With 0 Comments

No GravatarToday, Rockstar Games released the trailer for the Nintendo Switch version of the Award-winning Action Thriller. With Switch Exclusive touch screen controls including a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic, gesture-based controls. The Nintendo Switch version also has HD rumble and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles.

This is looking like another great game re-envisioned for the Nintendo Switch.


          
By otakuman5000 On 4 Nov, 2017 At 02:09 PM | Categorized As Featured, Podcasts, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROGcast | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThird time’s a charm. On today’s episode we have ROG staffer and Retro Is Life owner Zoe. James is back as we discuss the issues of the day in Geek Culture. We Discuss the “development hell” as developers try and get games out on the Nintendo Switch. We talk about the GameStop PowerPass, also the Animal Crossing Mobile game and much more.

By otakuman5000 On 19 Oct, 2017 At 11:36 PM | Categorized As ROG News, ROGcast | With 0 Comments

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The second episode of the show brings back Otakuman5000, StarkWyvern, and now MrJonFaust. We talk Nintendo NDP numbers, Halloween Games, and The closing of Visceral Games. We talk about the supposed “Death of AAA single player games”. We also discuss the Badge system in ARMS.

What are your favorite Halloween related games? Leave a comment below.

By otakuman5000 On 19 Oct, 2017 At 06:19 PM | Categorized As Featured, ROGcast | With 0 Comments

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Well, it is a long time coming and now it is here. The official Podcast of Real Otaku Gamer: The ROGcast is finally here. Our pilot episode (which will be available to our Patreon Subscribers) will be available at a later date. This is Episode 1 (no unnecessary CGI added) is here now for you to enjoy. We talk Horizon Zero Dawn DLC, Need for Speed Payback, the new Gambit movie, and much more. On the show was Otakuman5000, StarWyvern and ModelKasha. You can listen or download the show below.