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By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Jan, 2018 At 05:17 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Raise your blade! Developer Fun Punch Games and global indie publisher Playdius are proud to announce the official release date of Strikers Edge, set to launch worldwide for PC on Steam and on PlayStation®4 consoles via the PlayStation Network for North America audiences on Jan. 30, 2018. Players in Europe can look forward to Strikers Edge’s EU launch via PSN for PlayStation®4 on Jan. 31, 2018.

 

Designed to deliver the ultimate “Dodgebrawl” battle experience, Strikers Edge features a roster of eight ancient warriors from different eras and civilizations ready to enter the fray. Dodge, take cover, aim and scorch the earth with devastating moves! When medieval fantasy meets dodgeball, only the top Striker will be victorious in online or local multiplayer battles.

In addition to online and local multiplayer battles, Strikers Edge also offers a special Twitch Mode exclusively for Steam users. Simply activate the streamer mode in the options, start the stream, and invite your audience to mess with your match by choosing from a variety of modifiers and perks that spice up the gameplay.

To celebrate the upcoming launch, two Twitch live streams will take place during Strikers Edge’s last Steam Open Beta session. Players will be invited to brawl the Fun Punch Games team, and the Beta testers’ win ratio will determine the release promotion on Steam!

 

For more details on the upcoming Strikers Edge tournament, please head to the official Strikers Edge website. To stay up to date on the latest regarding Strikers Edge, follow the developers at Fun Punch Games on Twitter and Facebook – and join the growing Strikers Edge community on Reddit.

We will keep you updated on this game. Do you plan on checking it out?

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Jan, 2018 At 07:05 PM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco sent out the following

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is calling all fighting game and anime fans to enter the DRAGON BALL FighterZ open beta from 12:00am PST on Sunday, January 14, 2018 through 11:59pm PST on Monday, January 15, 2018 on Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. Early access to the open beta is available for anyone who has pre-ordered DRAGON BALL FighterZ through the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 digital storefronts. Early access begins 12:00am PST on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

 

Players participating in the open beta will be able to try out a limited number of online and offline modes including World Match and Battle Tutorial over the 48-hour open beta period. Eleven characters will be playable in the open beta including: Goku (Super Saiyan), Vegeta (Super Sayian), Gohan (Adult), Frieza, Cell, Kid Buu, Krillin, Piccolo, Nappa, Android 18, and Beerus.

Will you be checking out the beta during this time? Let us know whom you are most excited to try!

Source: Bandai Namco PR

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Jan, 2018 At 06:04 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. has revealed the opening cinematic and pre-order bonuses for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and STEAM for PC on February 23, 2018. Combining both third-person shooter and role-playing game genres, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet features an original story produced by Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara, and offers an epic adventure in which the player’s choices help determine the story.

Starting today, players who pre-order Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet can secure various incentives for the action role-playing game that will help them jump straight into the fight. By pre-ordering the game for Xbox One or PlayStation 4 through select retailers or the PlayStation Store, players will be able to secure exclusive content, including:

 

PS4 and Xbox One Digital Deluxe Pre-Order Options

  • Pre-order incentive – Sword Art Online Asuna and Kirito costumes, and Silver Assault Rifle

  • *Digital Deluxe Edition Incentive: Asuna and Kirito ALO costumes, and Gold Assault Rifle

  • *Season Pass Incentive: Guitar launcher and Pink and Green Photon Sword

  • *PSN Exclusive Pre-Order: Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Theme

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet fans who pre-order the Digital Edition for STEAM on PC will also receive rewards according to the number of pre-orders reached. The Kirito SAO costume, Asuna SAO costume, and the Silver Assault Rifle are unlocked at the very first tier, the second tier includes the Kirito ALO costume, the Asuna ALO costume, and the Gold Assault Rifle. The final tier will earn all the pre-order items at the second tier plus a download code to redeem the exciting Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment, upon the February 23 release date for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet.

 

To celebrate the game’s upcoming launch, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. has released the game’s opening cinematic.

 

This looks like a fantastic adaptation of the series. SAO fans, are you excited? Let us know!

 

Source: Bandai Namco PR

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Jan, 2018 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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Last Encounter, the intergalactic roguelike twin-stick shooter with extensive weapon customization from Exordium Games, will arrive on Windows via Steam in Q2 2018, with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releases later in Q2. Last Encounter will make its North American debut at PAX South 2018 as part of PAX Rising, booth 10657.
Set in the distant future, all hope is lost when our world is invaded by a savage and technologically superior alien race. To end the onslaught, humanity’s last remaining pilots will take the fight to the extraterrestrials’ vibrant, procedurally-generated galaxies.
With a fleet of unlockable and upgradable ships, each with their own abilities and attributes, mankind will have the spacecraft to battle the invaders, but will still need the firepower to eradicate their enemies. Fortunately each ship will have a component-based weapon system, allowing pilots to create their own armaments by customizing bullet type, firing pattern and more using parts discovered throughout their adventure.
Players will be able to bring up to three friends for cooperative annihilation. Together, they’ll take down challenging enemies and bosses in engaging, fast-paced couch co-op.
“Last Encounter offers a cooperative roguelike experience that encourages strategizing and working together, but players who want to tackle the challenge alone are not at a disadvantage,” said Andrej Kovacevic, Game Director, Exordium Games. “The component-based weapon system allows players to adapt their weapons and ships to maximize their chances for success in every situation, be it single or multiplayer.”
For more information, please visit the official website or follow Last Encounter on Twitter and Facebook.

This is a truly unique looking game. We plan to cover it more in the future, but what do you all think?
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Jan, 2018 At 01:30 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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WB games sent out the following

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment welcomes the newest addition to the Injustice 2 roster: the powerful sorceress, Enchantress. Beginning today, players who have purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #3 can wield Enchantress’ dark magic to force her foes into submission.  Beginning Jan. 16, Enchantress will be available as a standalone purchase from the PlayStation® Store, Xbox Store, Steam and Microsoft Store.

 

Developed by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store, with DLC characters Red Hood, Sub-Zero, Starfire, Black Manta, Raiden, Hellboy and The Atom available now on consoles. Injustice 2 mobile is available now for free on iOS and Android devices.

For more information about Injustice 2 please visit www.injustice.com. Join the Injustice 2 conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and official forums.

 

 

 

Enchantress is an extremely welcome addition to the roster, and Injustice 2 continues to be an amazing game. Let us know what you think of her.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Jan, 2018 At 11:36 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco sent out the following

 

A dark sinister power has arrived..IT’S GOKU BLACK!! Which Fighter will you choose to fight against his form of justice?
Super Saiyan Rose is the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan transformation of a Saiyan who is an actual deity and who better to take this powerful form than Goku! Players will unleash the power of Goku Black Rose to devastate their opponents in DRAGON BALL FighterZ

 

 

 

Dragon Ball FighterZ just keeps getting better and better. WHo are you looking forward to playing as first?

Source: Bandai Namco PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Jan, 2018 At 11:29 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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The Station, a first-person sci-fi mystery, will launch for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac and Linux on Feb. 20, 2018.
Developed by a team of AAA veterans, including Dave Fracchia, former Studio Head at Activision subsidiary Radical Entertainment, the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning designer Les Nelkin, and BioShock Infinite and League of Legends composer Duncan Watt, The Station will take players across the universe and aboard a spacecraft orbiting a vicious alien world.
In the distant future the Espial Space Station, the most advanced spacecraft to explore beyond our atmosphere, monitors the alien planet of Psy-Prime. A small research crew of our best and brightest study the locals and evaluate the prospect of cohabitation. Soon after learning the intelligent natives are embroiled in perpetual savage war, Espial’s cloaking and communication arrays suddenly go offline and never return.
Players are dispatched to investigate the mysterious circumstances. Upon arrival, much of Espial is without power and the crew have mysteriously vanished.
Only by using intuitive problem solving to restore function to the ship’s core systems and keen observation of the digital logs of the missing team, all while dealing with the constant tension of whatever happened aboard The Espial reoccurring, can the player unravel the mystery behind the crew’s sudden disappearance.
Navigating the sleek facility presents a “Progressive Sci-Fi” style evoking an optimistic view of space exploration, while the contemporary ambient soundtrack elicits isolating and unnerving emotions. With The Station, the development team strives to provide the new benchmark for atmospheric narratives.
“Our goal is to challenge what people expect from atmospheric mysteries,” said Dave Fracchia, Executive Producer, The Station. “By abandoning player-driven dialogue we are able to replicate the emptiness and loneliness of space, while still enthralling with a pressure-packed mystery.”
The Station will release in English and retail for $14.99 / £14.99.
For more information visit the official website, go deeper into the lore at Explore Axiom, or visit Steam.

This is a truly interesting looking game. We will be covering this more in the future so stay tuned.
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 5 Jan, 2018 At 01:12 PM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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THQ Nordic sent out the following

THQ Nordic and Rainbow Studios today announces the complete off-road racing and lifestyle experience, MX vs ATV All Out, will launch worldwide on March 27, 2018 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox® One, and PC.

In MX vs ATV All Out, players start out on their own, private compound where they earn valuable upgrades while honing their racing skills – upgrades include gear, parts, MX bikes, ATVs and UTVs! Players can choose to explore massive open-world environments or compete in Supercross, Nationals, Opencross, Waypoint, and Tag events on all the biggest tracks with many top pro riders from around the world. All of this plus an insane stunt system in freestyle mode, two-player split-screen, and 16-players competing online.

Players who pre-order MX vs ATV All Out at participating retailers will receive the Champion’s Pass – instant access to gear, parts, vehicles and vehicle upgrades valued at 100,000 Moto Coins. That’s like earning enough in-game cash to fully upgrade two, brand new bikes – the equivalent of eight hours of top, in-game performance – before you even twist the throttle!

Players who pre-order MX vs ATV All Out from PlayStation™ Store or Xbox Store will get FOUR DAYS Early Access prior to the game’s release. That’s FOUR DAYS to refine their racing skills and earn Moto Coins while exploring open worlds or racing in events.

MX vs ATV All Out is the complete off-road racing and lifestyle experience! Find your Rider Style at your own private compound, Free Ride across massive environments, and compete in the best series events!

All the bikes, ATVs, tracks, gear, music, riders, personalities and even UTVs are packed in!

  • 2 player split-screen and 16 player online mode

  • Compete in various modes like Supercross, Nationals, Opencross, Waypoint, Tag and more!

  • Master insane stunts and test your limits in freestyle mode

  • Turn your garage into a show room for all of your customized vehicles

  • Select your own style from numerous gear companies or compete with one of the many top pro riders from around the world

This is certainly an interesting game. Will you be checking it out?

 

Source: THQ Nordic PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 5 Jan, 2018 At 10:10 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco has shared a new trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ, this time showing off SSGSS Vegeta.

 

 

Vegeta is one of the most prominent and popular characters within the Dragon Ball universe. Having progressed from feared villain, to anti-hero, to hero throughout the series, Vegeta is also one of the most story-developed characters in the franchise. Now his power and skill can be wielded in DRAGON BALL FighterZ as SSGSS Vegeta officially joins the fray.

SSGSS Vegeta looks to be an awesome addition to the game. Will you be playing as him?

Source: Bandai Namco

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Jan, 2018 At 02:51 PM | 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

 

Zenimax Online Studios has revealed details on the first major update of 2018 for The Elder Scrolls Online – a two-dungeon DLC Game Pack called Dragon Bones, and Update 17, a free addition for everyone which includes a slew of new features and upgrades that make ESO better than ever. Dragon Bones and Update 17 are expected to launch in February.

 

The Dragon Bones DLC Game Pack will include two new dungeons – Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair — available in both normal and veteran modes, with a veteran Hard Mode for each final boss. These new dungeons pit players against new and returning enemies, including plague-ridden ogres, powerful sorcerers and their undead creations, and even the reanimated bones of an ancient dragon.

 

Players will be rewarded with new items and monster sets, collectibles, and achievements, as well as a Renegade Dragon Priest mask, awarded just for entering one of the dungeons. The Dragon Bones DLC Game Pack will be free for ESO Plus members, and available for purchase from the Crown Store for non-members.

 

The free-for-everyone Update 17 will release simultaneously with Dragon Bones, and will include:

  • The Outfit System: allows players to customize the look of their equipment, regardless of equipped gear
  • Two New Battlegrounds: the Orc Stronghold of Mor Khazgur and the Dwarven ruins of Deeping Drome bring 2 new arenas for 4v4v4 multiplayer mayhem (Battlegrounds PvP requires ESO: Morrowind)
  • Home Storage System: this highly anticipated feature provides players the opportunity to lock items away safely in their homes via the Homestead housing system
  • Additional Gameplay Features: new quality of life additions will help new and experienced players get the most out of ESO, including the new Level Up and Skills Advisors, guiding players to the best upgrades when they level up; and improvements to combat, making it easier to identify and activate ability synergies.

The additions and improvements included in Update 17 will be available free of charge for all players.

This is a great update to Elder Scrolls Online. The game just continues to get better and better and we appreciate the work that goes into it.

We will have a review of the full game up soon on the site.

 

Source: Bethesda PR