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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Aug, 2017 At 04:44 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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WayFoward Technologies has revealed that Shantae: Pirate Queen’s Quest, the upcoming Risky Boots DLC for Shantae: Half Genie Hero, will launch on August 29th.

 

Shantae Half-Genie Hero was an amazing game, and this expansion/dlc will no doubt be incredible. We will have a review shortly after launch.

Are you excited?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Aug, 2017 At 03:39 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Sega sent out the following

 

The Dragon of Dojima has had a long and weary road brawling with endless thugs and belted his heart out to countless karaoke tunes in the Yakuza series, and it’s time for one more story. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the final chapter of long time protagonist Kazuma Kiryu’s story, is coming to the West on March 20, 2018 for PlayStation®4! The game will be will be available for the suggested retail price of $59.99/CA$79.99 in the Americas, £49.99 in the United Kingdom, €59.99 in the rest of Europe, and A$89.99 in Australia.
In Yakuza 6, Kiryu will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family – be those ties through blood or bond – when he investigates a series of shadowy events that involve the ones he holds closest to his heart. He’ll journey to familiar grounds in Kamurocho and the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, in order to find the answers he seeks. Powered by the brand-new Dragon Engine, the game is the ultimate iteration of Yakuza’s blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer.
Since Yakuza 6 is Kiryu’s last outing as the main protagonist in Yakuza, it’s just proper to release the game with our first-ever premium edition! The ultra-classy “After Hours Premium Edition” contains the perfect tools to lounge like a true yakuza

Hardcover Art Book – The intense human drama and magnetic world of Yakuza 6 will be on display in this stunning art book. We’ll have more details on what will fill the pages at a later date.

  • 2 Bar Glasses (280ml) – Designed with Kiryu’s ferocious dragon tattoo, these bar glasses are the perfect receptacles for your beverage of choice.
  • 2 Ice Stones – Cool down your drinks with a pair of heat action branded ice stones! One features the flame heat action icon, while the other has the Japanese “kiwami” heat action icon. Chilling has never been so… extreme.
  • 2 Coasters – A true yakuza knows how to relax with class, so coasters are a must have when lounging after hours. Protect table surfaces with style by placing your glasses on top of official Tojo Clan branded coasters. Plus, you won’t need to play the “is this my drink?” game because of their inverted colors!
  • An Outer Box – All of these essential tools will be housed within a collectable outer box.
The “After Hours Premium Edition” will be available for the suggested retail price of $89.99/CA$119.99/£79.99/€89.99/A$129.99 in their respective regions. If indulging in libations isn’t up your alley, you can pre-order or grab the limited launch edition of the game which contains a sleek hardcover art book that also doubles as the disc holder!
You can see a trailer for the game below.

This is an awesome looking game. With the first Yakuza’s remake coming very soon, this is a great time to be a fan of the series!
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Aug, 2017 At 02:47 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Zero Escape series is a well liked series of games, that often ask the player to constantly rethink their actions. It has unique ideas and the gameplay is just so different. Traditionally, the series has been on handhelds, but now Zero Time Dilemma has come to the PS4, and it brings with it some of the most chilling yet inventive gameplay in the series.

Zero Time Dilemma is a masterful example of storytelling in gaming, but it goes beyond just having a good plot and writing. No spoilers will be given, but the game introduces new ideas to keep things fresh and players on their toes. The gameplay constantly shifts between different narratives, and the blending of them works so well, that you are constantly given a deeper and deeper sense of immersion. That isn’t to say the writing is not as good as the previous games, because it far surpasses it. There are new  ideas introduced, and the gameplay is extremely challenging, but players who have been through the previous games shouldn’t have that many problems.

I will say though, that if you have not played the previous games, then you might want to play those first. There are a lot of references to the previous entries and as such, a new player might be confused. You will still be able to play the game, but you will not be able to appreciate the full extent of the story. Of course, given how great the series is, you should definitely give the older games a look. Once you do, you will appreciate the game much more and have more of an understanding of what to do.

I must say that on the PS4, this game looks amazing and sounds amazing, and the game does take advantage to present itself in a much higher quality than the other releases of the game. Is it enough to make you double dip? Probably not, but if you have not yet checked out this series, then you really should. It is a challenging series and not for those who want a lighter experience, but  rather for players who want to test themselves. This is worth a look.

 

 

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A review code was provided for this game.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Aug, 2017 At 09:08 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Here is something you may not know. There is a Puyo Puyo game mode inside Sonic Mania. You can unlock Mean Bean Mode, but you need to get gold and silver medals in the Blue Sphere extra stages first.

 

See below for a video example.

 

This game just keeps getting better and better.

 

Source

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Aug, 2017 At 10:25 AM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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VBlank Entertainment sent out the following

 

We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with DrinkBox Studios to release Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition physically on PlayStation®4!
Limited to 3,800 copies, it also includes a digital copy for Steam, and a digital soundtrack. It’s now in stock, and available for $29.99.

Considering the market is growing fast for physical versions of indie games, this is great news. If you are a fan of the game, you might want to hurry on this.

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Aug, 2017 At 10:39 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

Don’t miss the mind-bending sci-fi adventure that some are already calling one of the best games of 2017. If you’re a PC gamer and haven’t yet played Prey, now you have the perfect opportunity. Starting today, the critically acclaimed game from the masterminds at Arkane Studios will be available as a PC trial for the first-time ever.

 

Also today, Prey will shift from a demo to a trial on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That means anyone who wants to test out Prey ahead of a purchase can retain their progress along with any Trophies/Achievements earned during the trial.

 

In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities.

 

Check out the newly released video to celebrate the trial

This is great news, as Prey is a game that more people should check out. If you haven’t seen it yet, our review of the PS4 version is here

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Aug, 2017 At 10:14 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

 

After losing his eye in an explosion during his time as a war photographer, Stefano rapidly descended into madness. His newfound “vision” drove him to become fascinated by the precise instant when death takes a person – that split second in time when people are, in his opinion, at their most open and most beautiful. Stefano returned home from the war with a newfound purpose. But he wouldn’t wait for these perfect moments to arise on their own. Why should he, when he could orchestrate those final breaths? One victim became two, and soon enough he had become a serial killer, photographing each of his victims’ faces at the exact moment of their demise.

 

But the real world could never appreciate his talents. Stefano was hunted, until he found himself in this STEM world – a world of “pure creation.” A world he could shape to suit his own desires. And Lily is the key to unlocking the potential of this world.

 

And he’s not alone in his endeavors. Born from an untethered and immoral imagination and sculpted from blood and bone and flesh, Obscura is one of Stefano’s greatest masterpieces. Somewhere inside of Obscura is a story from another life, long before Stefano ever even learned of the existence of STEM – a story you’ll have to uncover for yourself as you explore Union and discover more about the twisted artist behind some of the horrors hunting you. Check out Bethesda.net for even more details.

The Evil Within 2 will launch worldwide Friday the 13th, October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Evil Within 2  has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information about the game, visit www.TheEvilWithin.com

 

 

The game is looking fantastic and to be a even better than the original. The game looks to have the right blend of horror elements that fans want in their games. Will you be getting it?

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Aug, 2017 At 11:54 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Frozenbyte sent out the following

 

 

Frozenbyte has released a video introducing the diverse cast of playable characters of the upcoming blast-em-up game of magic mayhem, Nine Parchments!

The cast includes eight wizarding apprentices from various backgrounds, including a surprise appearance by the master of boxes himself from the Trine series, Amadeus!

 

Nine Parchments will be playable at gamescom at the Indie Arena Booth, and at the Indie MEGABOOTH at PAX West, and will be shown for the first time ever on Nintendo Switch! The demo will have four player co-op, and includes a boss battle against a dangerous, firebreathing Treasure Mantis.
In September, the Japanese version will be playable at Tokyo Game Show!
Frozenbyte CEO Lauri Hyvärinen commented on the playable Nintendo Switch version: “We’re huge fans of Switch here at Frozenbyte and are ecstatic to show a playable version of Nine Parchments! It’s going to be a blast in co-op!”
Nine Parchments is in the final stages of development, and set to launch later this year on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC, with a more precice launch date still to be announced.
About Nine Parchments
Nine Parchments is a co-operative blast ’em up game of magical mayhem from Frozenbyte!
Runaway apprentice wizards seize the opportunity to complete their spellbooks by going after the lost Nine Parchments. As the would-be wizards rapidly acquire powerful new spells without learning proper safety measures, it’s natural their hasty progress results in plenty of deadly accidents…
Nine Parchments combines real-time spell-shooting action with RPG elements – level up your character and collect magical loot, filling your wardrobe with a myriad of wizard hats and powerful staves.
Features
•  Wield the power of the elements and master a diverse and ever-changing arsenal of spells
•  Unlock new playable characters, wizard hats and magical staves
•  Level up and train your characters in the magical arts, but choose your path wisely!
•  Battle strange creatures & mighty bosses in a breathtakingly beautiful world, set in the Trine universe
•  Online and local co-op with 1-4 players
•  Coming to Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2017
You can see the new trailer here

This game looks amazing and will no doubt be a big hit when it releases. Are you looking forward to it?

 

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Aug, 2017 At 10:50 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarBethesda sent out the following

Today marks the release of the first DLC for The Elder Scrolls Online since the launch of the ESO: Morrowind Chapter in June. The Horns of the Reach DLC game pack introduces two new incredible dungeons – Falkreath Hold and Bloodroot Forge – in addition to a slew of new items.

 

Launching alongside Horns of the Reach are a host of improvements to the base game available to all players for free, as well as a new PvP Battlegrounds mode, Chaosball, and a new map, Arcane University.

 

The Horns of the Reach two-dungeon pack is now available on PC and Mac, free for all ESO Plus Members, or for purchase via the in-game Crown Store for 1,500 Crowns. Update 15 general improvements are available free for all players, while Battlegrounds additions are free for owners of ESO: Morrowind (Battlegrounds requires ESO: Morrowind). Both will also release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One adventurers on August 29.

Horns of the Reach DLC Game Pack

Bloodroot Forge and Falkreath Hold, two new challenging dungeons, pit four-player groups against the menacing hordes of the Dreadhorn Clan. Both dungeons contain unique item sets, monster masks, achievements, and collectibles. For more details on the lore, enemies, and rewards, please see the preview articles for Bloodroot Forge and Falkreath Hold on the ESO web site.

 

Horns of the Reach is also available in a special Collector’s Bundle, which offers a unique selection Horns of the Reach-themed items in addition to the DLC game pack, including the Karthwolf Charger mount, Karthwolf Shepherd pet, and five Crown Experience Scrolls. This exclusive bundle is available for a limited time in the Crown Store for 3,500 crowns.

 

Update 15 Details

Alongside Horns of the Reach, ZeniMax Online Studios has also released Update 15 for PC and Mac, delivering  a host of overall game improvements that are free for everyone, as well as major additions to ESO’s fast-moving new Battlegrounds PvP, which are free for all owners of ESO: Morrowind.

 

Battlegrounds additions include a new arena – Arcane University – set in the heart of Cyrodiil’s ruined university, as well as a new game mode, Chaosball, in which players must capture and protect a “ball” to earn points for their team. For more information, please see the ESO web site’s Battlegrounds preview.

 

Update 15’s general game updates — free for all players — includes fixes, balance changes, additions, and improvements that everybody can enjoy. For a complete list of changes and additions, please see the base game update preview on the ESO web site.

This is a pretty great update and dlc addition to The Elder Scrolls Online. Horns of The Reach looks to be a nice new part of Elder Scrolls Online, which is getting better and better every day. Will you check this out?

 

Source: PR Email

By Terrence T. Watson On 13 Aug, 2017 At 09:07 PM | Categorized As Featured, PlayStation, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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[Marvel Heroes Omega is the latest MMORPG to hit the PlayStation 4 by Gazillion]

Marvel Heroes Omega has been out on the PC for the longest time underneath the titular name. “Marvel Heroes 2016/2017.” So gamers from all around the world were excited to try their hand at the vastly popular MMORPG from Gazillion. However, It was not until recently that Gazillion had decided to take the next step with Marvel Heroes and eventually port this game on the PlayStation 4 platform. Even then Marvel Heroes Omega is proving to be a worthy contender for one of the most popular MMORPG’s to play on the PS4 to date.

[ Marvel Heroes Omega features actual comic book style art for its Story Mode cut scenes, This is just an example of such. ]

Marvel Heroes Omega for the PlayStation 4 focuses on the the story of The Marvel Universe’s heroes compromising of its various popular faces such as Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and some former villains such as Deadpool to combat the forces of Doctor Doom, A.I.M, The Kingpin, and various other Marvel Comics villains. However the main antagonist for the Campaign itself is none other than Doctor Doom, but other villains also make their appearances along the way such as The Mandarin, and M.O.D.O.K over the collective sum of nine chapters overall each with their sub chapters to boot. So if you do not like playing per se’ Deadpool a certain way? You’ll have a different way to play him based on your talents. Now, these talents are unlocked on levels 32, 38, 44, 50 and 56 for the final talent tree. Each talent has three different choices overall, also once you hit level 60 you will be able to access your ultimate ability by pressing L1+R1 at the same time. The ultimate abilities are different for each character, so making wise choices is vital. There is also a Synergy system which adds certain stat passives at level 25 and 50 respectively for each hero. If you gear them around your heroes stats to make them stronger. I.E: Synergize Deadpool with a hero who also uses gun powers like Star Lord for extra damage to your base abilities.

[ The real draw in for Marvel Heroes Omega to me is the Talent system! It offers a lot of customization.]

Marvel Heroes Omega’s story mode is a lot of fun and adds so much to the atmosphere of the game. There are also other modes that make this games fun factor on point. After completing the story mode, the game offers operations which you can repeatedly do for extra bonuses overall for your character. This mode also has the Bounty Hunter system which rewards players for the bare number of kills accumulated, this ranges from usually 100 kills to 350 kills. Now, this is also good because after you kill the boss it allows you to open extra treasure chests at the end of the level based on your collective amount of kills.

The Base MHO game allows you to play on an open map with several people. The patrols allow you to pretty much play at your leisure rather than being stuck on a linear path. There are also trials to increase the difficulty of your game thus giving you greater rewards ranging from Heroic Trial, Super Heroic Trial, then Cosmic Trial. Now each trial has you pretty much facing off against two waves of 26 enemies under the clock. With each successive difficulty, you complete you unlock better gear.  The difficulty determines what style of gear you receive.

Personal Likes:

[Marvel Heroes Omega features a wide range of heroes to choose from.]

My Personal Likes are listed below

– Marvel Heroes Omega’s Hero Selection
It has a decent selection to choose from overall.

– Marvel Heroes Omega’s Storyline
Each chapter is introduced with actual marvel style drawings.

– Each Hero has their own voice actors from their studios
Like Deadpool has his voice, Wolverine has his, Etc.

– Each Hero has Multiple Costumes to choose from.
For example, Spider Man has his Iron Spider Costume.

Personal Dislikes:

[Personally, I think you should not have to pay cash for more storage. That should have been in game costs.]

My Personal Dislikes are listed below

– The time it takes to release the content for this game.
While the presentation is top notch PC has way more stuff.

– A number of Eternity Splinters you need to grind.
For some heroes, they are as low as 250 for others 775

– The amount of storage you get for a fresh character.
40 Spaces is a little disheartening for a fresh playthrough.

– The lack of the Unique Equipment System for this build. As of 6/3, The lack of the unique system is a letdown.

[Marvel Heroes Omega does a lot of things right but until they do everything right? Gazillion will have their work cut out for them.]

The gameplay to me is probably better than what I thought it would be on the PS4, as far as I am personally concerned. Marvel Heroes Omega translates pretty well from the conversion from being a PC original title to an actual PS4 title. Honestly, I’d like to see more titles done in this fashion because the Diablo formula works pretty well with this particular game. Granted it took them redesigned cut scenes and a few extra chapters to polish the title as a whole but once that was done it went pretty smoothly if I do say so myself. ~ Samurai.