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By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Sep, 2016 At 12:40 AM | Categorized As Featured, News, News, NINTENDO, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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This is another of RCMADIAX’s games for Wii U and like with my previous review of an RCMADIAX game, I will keep this brief. Titans Tower is better than Shooty Space but is still an unoriginal concept and to be honest, RCMADIAX can do a lot better. This game is based off a Flappy Bird model and like Shooty Space, might hold your attention for a few minutes, but then any excitement you had quickly goes away.

RCMADIAX has been accused of putting out a lot of shovelware onto the Wii U and that is a accusation that is hard to deny. Still, there are good games from this developer. Blok Drop U is a great puzzle game, Avoider and Panda Love are simple games that are deceptively addictive, and of course Super Robo Mouse is an outstanding game. I understand that game development takes time and money, both of which are in short supply with small operations, but I hope that RCMADIAX can do better in the future. Less licensing of  game engines for quick turnaround and more games with original thought to them. They don’t all need to be like Super Robo Mouse, after all Blok Drop U was the game that made me a fan. A game that goes back to the roots would be a welcome change. There is so much potential for this developer and I do not want to see RCMADIAX become “that dev” who just puts out shovelware.

Check out Avoider , Panda Love and of course Super Robo Mouse for good games, and take a look at Blok Drop U for a fun puzzler.

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No GravatarPlaytonic has released a new trailer showing off NPCs from their upcoming Yooka Laylee and one of them will be none other than Shovel Knight himself!

Check out the trailer below

 

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No GravatarHere are this week’s video game releases by date and then by platforms

09/26

  • Chernobyl VR Project – Oculus, Valve Vive (9/26)
  • Smash+Grab – Windows (9/26)

09/27

  • Contra (Arcade Archives) – PS4
  • Clustertruck – Mac OSX, Windows
  • Darkest Dungeon – PS4, PS Vita
  • Dead Rising 2 – PS4
  • FIFA 17 – PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Forza Horizon 3 – PC, Xbox One
  • King’s Quest – Chapter 4: Snow Place Like Home – PS4, Xbox One
  • Hitman Episode 5: Freedom Fighters (Colorado) PS4, Xbox One, Windows
  • Lichtspeer – PS4
  • Mount & Blade: Warband – PS4
  • River City: Tokyo Rumble – 3DS
  • Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice – 3DS
  • Soul Axiom – Wii U
  • XCOM 2 – PS4, Xbox One
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls – 3DS
  • Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits – 3DS
  • Zheros – PS4

09/28

  • Wand Wars – PS4 (9/28)
By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Sep, 2016 At 11:54 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, PC Games, Reviews, ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments
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Every so often, there comes an indie game that tries to do something a little out of the ordinary. Talent Not Included is an action platformer, which seems simple enough, but there is a twist in that all the action is in the form of a stage play. This twist makes this game one of the most unique indie platformers out there.

The game takes full advantage of its settings, moving from location to location is done in the form of a stage transition. This is a really cool twist on screen transitions in video games, and helps both bring you further into the game and at the same time, be taken out of it in a meta way. That’s not to say the game is easy, oh my no. This is a very hard platformer, although it tricks you by starting out easy enough.

What gives this game more of a unique flair is how it takes the different acts of a play and applies it to a video game, by having each act have a different playable character. This was a cool take on not just the three act set up but also video game tropes in general. Each character has their own motivation for doing what they do, and while it isn’t the best story in a game, it serves its purpose very well.

The music in this game is excellent, but I feel it could have been better by being more involved and giving you a sense of being in a theatre. Its good for what it is, but it feels light.  The game’s visual design is amazing and really ties into the theatre motif by having your progression in each scene ( the levels in each act) cause the terrain to shift as if on a wheel.

Do I think this is a game worth checking out? I think so. Its got a lot of potential for enjoyment and has a good unique hook. It is definitely worth a few hours of play.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Sep, 2016 At 04:38 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarNintendo has released this handy video discussing some Tips, hints and clues for playing Severed. The hit indie game came to Wii U and 3DS yesterday and you can read our review here. You can watch the new video below.

 

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Sep, 2016 At 08:38 AM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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Here are the Nintendo Downloads for North America for the week of September 22 2016

Wii U Download

Double Breakout – $7.00
Laser Blaster – $1.99
Severed – $13.49
Titan’s Tower – $1.49
Wings of Magloryx – $14.99

Wii Retail for Wii U

Donkey Kong Country Returns – $19.99

3DS Retail

River City: Tokyo Rumble – $29.99 (available Tuesday)
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – $49.99

3DS Download

Noah’s Cradle – $5.00

New 3DS Virtual Console

Final Fight 2 – $7.99
Final Fight 3 – $7.99

3DS Themes

Sonic series: 25th Anniversary (free)
Sonic series: Boom Style
Sonic series: Classic Style
Sonic series: Sonic Style
Sonic Bundle #2

eShop Sales

Wii U / 3DS

– The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U), Wipeout Create & Crash (Nintendo 3DS and Wii U) and more games from Activision are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 30.
– Grumpy Reaper (Wii U), Toys vs Monsters (Nintendo 3DS) and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 20.
– Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Nintendo 3DS) and Word Party (Wii U) are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.

Wii U

– Dual Core is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 2.
– Steel Rivals is more than 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $5) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 12.
– Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to 99 cents) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 3.
– The Quiet Collection is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 26.
– 3Souls is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.90 to $2.90) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.

3DS

– Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $24.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 3.
– Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 29.

Source: Nintendo PR

By Wade Hinkle On 22 Sep, 2016 At 02:21 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarBandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., has released new trailers for two of their  titles: Dark Souls III and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 during the Tokyo Game Show. The Dark Souls III trailer showcases new footage from the upcoming Ashes of Ariandel DLC, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 shows off new game footage.

Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel is the first of two planned downloadable expansions to the critically acclaimed Dark Souls III, set to release on October 25. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is also coming on October 25, with an Open Beta for the game set to release soon. Check out both trailers below:

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No GravatarBethesda has released a new trailer for the upcoming Dishonored 2. This trailer shows off some of the unique kills you can do in the game. The game is looking amazing with each trailer and cannot come soon enough.

Check out the trailer below.

 

By Wade Hinkle On 20 Sep, 2016 At 08:17 PM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarThe controversial WWE manager Paul Heyman unveiled to the world yesterday, a new trailer covering the “My Career” game mode for the upcoming WWE 2K17 game.

Normally the publisher 2K Games would release the trailer, but there is a twist as to why Mr. Heyman was the one to unveil the trailer. This year’s version of the game, the created character can become a Paul Heyman guy. After the player creates their character, they would be shipped off to The WWE Performance Center for training and a chance to join the NXT ranks. This is where the game takes a bold twist, becoming a Paul Heyman guy, bypassing all of that and immediately become a WWE superstar, but of course the character will be at odds with WWE management.

Under Mr. Heyman’s tutelage, the player will learn the skills to help along with becoming the number one WWE superstar, learning how to cut promos, selling merchandise to help push the character’s popularity among other things.

Though be careful, as if you make the wrong decisions or go against Heyman and the player may just be faced with the Beast Incarnate himself, Brock Lesnar who will take you to Suplex City.

Check this out and much more about WWE 2K17 “My Career” game mode in the trailer below. Perhaps I’ll see you in the ring soon.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Sep, 2016 At 07:29 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarEric Kozlowsky left Retro Studios some time ago but the artist has confirmed he did work on the studio’s upcoming game before he left that he stated he is proud of. He noted that it may not end up in the final product but we can hope it does.

 

See his tweet below

 

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