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Bethesda has shared a new launch trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

 

 

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus rockets the action and chaos to new heights. As BJ “Terror-Billy” Blazkowicz, prepare for an adrenaline-fueled romp with a rag-tag group of resistance fighters all striving toward one common goal: kicking Nazis out of America! Featuring larger-than-life set pieces and an impressive arsenal of fully upgradeable retro sci-fi weaponry, blast your way through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and releases on October 27, 2017, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the Nintendo Switch version to release in 2018. Winner of more than 100 awards at E3 2017, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus also received four nominations from the official E3 Game Critics Awards (including Best of Show) and won Best Action Game.

For more information about Wolfenstein II, visit www.wolfenstein.com.

This trailer is excellent, and Bethesda has been going all out with this game, and it seems that right now is the perfect time for a game exactly like this. Will you join the fight to take back America?

 

source: Bethesda PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Oct, 2017 At 05:11 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Nintendo Switch is going to have a very busy month this November, as a listing on the Nintendo eShop has revealed that the critically acclaimed dungeon crawler Heroes of the Monkey Tavern will be coming to the system on November 7th.

The game is a throwback to classic dungeon crawler RPGs and has been well received by fans on steam.

 

After countless days and nights celebrating within the infamous Monkey Tavern, our team of adventurers have spent every last penny… Their fates, however are about to change…

Like a gift from the gods, in walks a mysterious stranger who points them towards a high tower full of invaluable treasures .

It doesn’t take much more to rouse their thirst for adventure.

You will enjoy exploring a dungeon full of riddles, dangerous enemies and vicious traps.
And if luck favours…you will discover secret passages sheltering legendary weapons and armours.

– Dungeon exploration in grid-base movement
– 8 classes
– 3 difficulty levels
– 2 hours of intense music
– Static real time fights
– 22 different enemies, including 6 bosses
– Full keyboard and gamepad support
– Numerous traps and secrets
– More than 100 unique items

Will you be getting this?

 

Source: Nintendo eShop

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Oct, 2017 At 04:39 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

We’re pleased to announce that id Software’s demon-blasting masterpiece, DOOM, will launch for the Nintendo Switch on November 10.

In a new id Software developer video released today by Nintendo, creative director Hugo Martin and executive producer Marty Stratton discuss the many features that players will experience in DOOM on Nintendo Switch, including the full single-player campaign (with all difficulty modes), Arcade Mode, and the entire suite of Multiplayer maps and modes, including all previously released DLC content. They also go into further depth about working with developer Panic Button to ensure DOOM on Nintendo Switch feels as fast, brutal, and true to the experience gamers have loved on other platforms.

You can see the aforementioned video mentioned below

 

 

This is surprising news, considering that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim comes to Switch a week later. That is not a bad thing though as it shows there will be several quality games for Switch in November, just in time for the holiday season. DOOM is a masterpiece and not to be missed.

 

Source: Bethesda PR

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Oct, 2017 At 08:15 AM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Today a new trailer dropped for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. The new trailer confirms new characters for the game including RWBY’s Weiss Schnee, plus Rachel Alucard and Hazama from BlazBlue.

The trailer also reveals that the game will be coming to PS4, PC and Switch in 2018;.

 

See the trailer below

 

 

 

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The Neo Geo had so many great games that sadly have fallen away from public awareness. Some of these have seen a resurgence lately thanks to Arcade Archives, including the subject of this piece, Spinmaster. Spinmaster was a side-scrolling action game that merged platforming and shoot ’em up elements to create a unique experience. You started out with a  Yo-Yo but could gain other weapons like fireballs, ice shards, bombs and ninja stars. It had beautiful cartoon-like visuals that have aged well and look great on a big screen TV today.

Spinmaster was surprisingly innovative for its time. There had been platformers with shooting before, like Mega Man, but not that many combined the Mario approach of jumping on the enemy, with run and gun elements. Those that did, usually had you jumping after running out of ammo, but Spinmaster gave you a choice of how to go about things. It even had a neat story, limited as it was, and multiple endings. There is so much here that would work in gaming today. Especially since the visual style would not need to be changed that much.

I cannot understand why this game has fallen out of sight as it is amazing. I feel this would be a great game to revive for modern systems. It would not be a major AAA game but rather a smaller digital game. Get a team like Yacht Club Games, WayForward or Inti Creates to work on it and it will be amazing as those developers know how to handle these style of games. With online play for co-op, the experience would be incredible.

I think that Spinmaster is a game that deserves more attention. it recently came to Arcade Archives, so you can try it out now on a system like the Nintendo Switch. Give it just a few minutes and you will see why it is amazing.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Oct, 2017 At 01:34 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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There are two things I am very fond of, history and brutal beat em ups games.  Imagine my joy then, at finding a game that combined the two in a great way with Wulverblade, a game set during Britain’s resistance against Roman invasions. I was excited from the moment I first learned of the game’s existence but was the excitement merited?

The first thing I must note is that Wulverblade is absolutely gorgeous. The hand-drawn artworks so well for this game and it looks amazing both in docked or handheld mode on Switch. I must also mention that the game is extremely gory, with scenes of decapitation, severing of limbs and then using those body parts as weapons. And yet with the art style, it just looks awesome. And speaking of the gameplay, Wulverblade is far more strategic than most beat em ups. You need to watch enemy attacks to learn when to defend and when to attack. Failing to do so will result in losing life and getting a quick death. However, as you learn the controls and attacks, you will find a large variety of ways to play and confront the enemies. These include summoning wolves, heavy weapons, and execution

And speaking of the gameplay, Wulverblade is far more strategic than most beat em ups. You need to watch enemy attacks to learn when to defend and when to attack. Failing to do so will result in losing life and getting a quick death. However, as you learn the controls and attacks, you will find a large variety of ways to play and confront the enemies. These include summoning wolves, heavy weapons and execution moves just to name a few.

Wulverblade has a unique selling point in that it uses years of research into the lore and history of Britania and the Celts within. Mention is made of numerous artifacts, people, gods, and cultures within, and not in a way that interrupts the game. You will find pieces of lore that you can then read when you are ready to learn more about the history and lore. As a history buff, I truly enjoyed this part of the game and feel it deserves much praise. There is a lot of neat information within and I encourage you all to check this out.

The game has a campaign mode for the story, but also a classic style arcade mode, which is for more hardcore players. There is also arena mode, where you will take on waves of enemies until you are defeated. I recommend checking out all the modes as they all have something good to add.

Wulverblade is brutal but it is also fun. I truly enjoyed my time with the game, as I have not had as much fun with a beat em up  in years as I have had with this. It brings in multiple styles of gameplay, adds in throwbacks to classic gaming and bits of modern gaming, and blends it all together well. What is a drawback though, is the loading times. These did get annoying the more I played, as loading took a very long time, and for this type of game, waiting for loading does hamper the experience a bit. Hopefully, this can be fixed with an update patch, because Wulverblade is a truly amazing game. If you are a Nintendo Switch owner, then you simply must get this game, and trust me, you will not regret it.

A review key was provided by the publisher.

 

By Stark Wyvern On 14 Oct, 2017 At 12:07 PM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, PC Games, Reviews, Reviews | With 0 Comments

No GravatarSplasher a colorful indie game out now for Steam is a quickly paced side-scroller, that will test your mettle at every turn. Using different types of ink and water, you will traverse trap filled areas to get to the end and rescue workers. This game is not for light-hearted as it is a no-nonsense platformer that will continuously work to undermine your success. Splasher is a fast game and one that will always keep you on your toes.

In Splasher it is your duty to get out of this scientific hell house, as you dodge all sorts of traps. The area is filled with machines that will make your progress difficult by forcing you to time your jumps right. If you get hit, you get sent back to checkpoints at least. In this game, there is only one way to get through it and that is without a scratch. It is intensely rigorous and will have you really planning every action.

The different things to help you really do assist in your playthrough. Bounce Ink, of course, makes you bounce which can be helpful but obviously could lead to trouble. Stick Ink allows you to run up walls but will go away if water is sprayed on it, which happens a lot. Water can move all sorts of things and that helps you move forward. While the world of the game might be trying to kill you, it is also aiding you of course.

Splasher is certainly a well-designed game, in that you can see how much work went into it. The art style is fun and cheery and you wouldn’t assume it would be hard, but it is. Though I’m also not a platformer master, I felt that it was a little too fast in the beginning. It has decent music and you want the character to succeed.

There are also other reasons to play this game and that is the integration of speed running and time trials. This game is a fast game and if you are a speed runner you will most likely love this game. Time Trials make sense in a game as fast as this, and they make you really feel the need to learn the areas to really maximize your times. One wrong move and you’ll have to start over. Speed running is also obviously a thing as this game really is just that fast. You’ll probably clear this game in a few hours, and feel like you want to play it again, and see how fast you can clear it.

Splasher is certainly a game worth playing or at least trying out. It is currently available on Steam and if you enjoy platformers it may just be right up your alley. So head out into the laboratory, and dodge, jump, and run your way to victory in Splasher!

By Wade Hinkle On 11 Oct, 2017 At 05:16 AM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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This coming Thursday, October 13th, will be the first anniversary of the Playstation Virtual Reality(PSVR), also known as the Playstation VR was released. In celebration, Zen Studios is hosting a sale with deep discounts for the US and European regions.

Almost all the titles that are on sale are for the PSVR, though those whom may still not have the headset, don’t stop reading quite yet as there is one game you might be interested in. The studio has discounted Infinite Minigolf by 30% off for the Steam, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One versions. For all the Playstation deals check out the table below:

Game Title US Region EU Region
Infinite Minigolf 15% PSN / 30% PSN+ 25% PSN / 30% PSN+
Pinball FX2 VR 35% PSN / 50% PSN+ 15% PSN / 50% PSN+
Pinball FX2 VR: The Walking Dead 35% PSN / 50% PSN+ 15% PSN / 50% PSN+
Pinball FXR VR: Season 1 35% PSN / 50% PS+ 15% PSN / 50% PSN+
CastleStorm PSVR 30% PSN / 50% PS+
N/A

The deep discounted prices are great, though don’t take too long to partake, as the sale ends next week Tuesday, October 17th, 2017.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Oct, 2017 At 10:17 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNintendo of Canada sent out the following

 

 

 

Breakfast has always been the most important meal of the day. Now it’s a great meal for anyone who wants a chance to win a Nintendo Switch video game system. This fall, fans can enter a PIN found in specially marked packages of Post cereals for a chance to win one of 60 Nintendo Switch Prize Packs, consisting of a Nintendo Switch system and the Super Mario Odyssey game.

“Post Cereals evoke feelings of fun and nostalgia for people of all ages and Nintendo of Canada is very happy to partner with a like-minded company to bring smiles to the faces of Canadian kids” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager. “Nintendo Switch and Super Mario Odyssey are must-haves for the holidays, and this promotion gives Canadians a chance to win both of them.”

This holiday, PINs can be found inside 1 million specially-marked Post cereal boxes, including Honey Bunches of Oats, Honeycomb, Sugar Crisp, Alpha-Bits and Shreddies.

“Post Consumer Brands continues to prioritize and invest in family and millennial consumers to drive growth across our portfolio of cereal brands,” said Post Consumer Brands VP Marketing, David Bagozzi. “Partnering with a highly recognized and family-friendly brand like Nintendo allows us to deliver a special experience to consumers.”

In addition to a contest entry for the chance to win one of the Nintendo Switch Prize Packs, each PIN can be redeemed for a reward of 50 My Nintendo Platinum Points, which can, in turn, be redeemed for select downloadable rewards through the My Nintendo rewards program. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo Platinum Points.

The promotion runs Oct. 9, 2017, through January 31, 2018*. For official rules and more information about the promotion, visit http://www.postconsumerbrands.ca/NintendoSwitch. For more information about Nintendo Switch, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/switch/. For more information about Super Mario Odyssey, visit http://supermario.com.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/switch/.

*No purchase necessary. PIN required. Contest begins October 9, 2017 at 12:00:01 p.m. ET and closes January 31, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) ET. Open to legal residents of Canada who are over the age of majority. Correct answer to mathematical skill testing question required. Sixty (60) Nintendo Switch prize packs available to be won, approximate value of $479.98 each. Each prize consists of (1) Nintendo Switch system and (1) Super Mario Odyssey game. Regardless of the win or non-win Notification Entrant receives, every Entrant who registers for the Promotion and enters a valid PIN will receive a code valid for fifty (50) My Nintendo™ Platinum Points (the “Points Code”). The Points Code can be redeemed at www.mynintendo.com.  Odds of instantly winning depend on number and timing of eligible entries. Limit of one (1) entry per unique PIN. Limit of one (1) prize per household. Limit 1 x 50 Points Code (valid until 12/31/18) per PIN. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo Platinum Points. By creating a Nintendo Account, user is automatically enrolled in the My Nintendo rewards program. My Nintendo Rewards Points Terms of Service apply https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point. Conditions apply. Visit www.postconsumerbrands.ca/NintendoSwitch for full Contest Rules. Nintendo is not a sponsor, co-sponsor or administrator of this contest.

 

This is really cool news, and it is always nice to see Nintendo promoting in new ways. Does this make you hungry for cereal?

 

Source: Nintendo PR

By Stark Wyvern On 7 Oct, 2017 At 11:43 PM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNever would I have thought that I would enjoy a golf game, but here I am invested in a golf game. Golf Story is a wonderful game, from what I have played so far. The game has a great story and much exploring to do. Following a young boy who just wants to golf, you will meet a cast of characters, some you’ll hate and some you might adore.

The main character is a lovely chap, who just wants to be a pro golfer. He puts it off for years but eventually gets out there. He might have it rough, even though at a young age he was a pro, or he could have been. Playing with his father, he helps you learn how to play the game and at the same time warms your heart.

The game is simple yet you will certainly make mistakes. It might seem easy and depending on where the ball is, just like in real life, it can be. But watch out, there will be traps and other things to mess you up. One wrong swing can have you lose a 9 hole game and make you play it all over again!

There is a pretty nice map to walk around on, that shows off the different areas you can visit. Each of these areas, of course, houses quests, story, and challenges. You will always have to be on your watch and make sure you equip the right gear. That’s right this game has the equipment and using the right or wrong equipment can change the course of your game.

Challenges are given by people and passing them is tantamount. Fail a challenge and see the words Too Bad appear on your screen. Of course, this makes you want to complete the challenge all the more. This game gives you money and experience which of course level up your game. Get money and you can buy new equipment as well pay certain characters.

The experience system opens up a whole nother layer of gameplay in that it affects how your character plays. Leveling up certain attributes will, in fact, lower other ones. There is a distinct give and take, and while it might seem simplest to just level them up evenly, it may work against you, in the longer term. This game is certainly one where you need to invest your points wisely not unlike other RPG’s. 

The game itself is also so lovingly created. It is truly a game made with love, and you can see that so clearly. The first game from a company with this much heart shows how much they want to succeed. It is just so beautiful to see a world crafted with such creativity in the style that this game is crafted in.

Golf Story is certainly a game that you should play, a solid Golf based RPG, something, unlike anything I’ve seen before. The writing is witty, and the characters are great. You’ll want to play it and see what happens next as it really is just that type of game. Golf Story is available now on the Nintendo Switch and I wholeheartedly think it is worth anyone’s time. This is one of those weird games that while it may not seem appealing it will change your mind. So tee up for some fun in Golf Story!

Purchased for the purpose of review