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By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Dec, 2016 At 01:56 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarAt the finale of the Capcom Cup, a gameplay trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was shown. The game uses  2 on 2 system without assists and makes use of infinity stones as gameplay elements. Interesting changes to be sure but how will the audience respond? See the trailer below.


By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Dec, 2016 At 01:40 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarmechA new MechWarrior game has been announced and it will be returning to the series single player roots.

Announced at MechCon 2016, Piranha Games is taking MechWarrior back to its singleplayer roots with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. Slated for a 2018 release, Piranha Games president Russ Bullock took the stage to reveal the first footage of MechWarrior 5, which is being developed using Unreal Engine 4. You can watch that demo in the video above and head over to for more info.

Though details are scarce, what we do know is that MechWarrior 5 is a completely standalone singleplayer game being developed by Piranha Games using a separate team than the one currently supporting MechWarrior Online, its multiplayer-only CryEngine game that went into open beta in 2012. MechWarrior 5 will feature “intense PvE ‘Mech combat in an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice.”

This is great news for fans of the series, especially those who felt alienated by MechWarrior online.


By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Dec, 2016 At 01:30 AM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarAt the Capcom Cup, a new trailer was shown for Akuma. This trailer is longer and more extended version of the one shown earlier at the presentation. Take a look below.


By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Dec, 2016 At 01:27 AM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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An interesting announcement was made regarding season 2 of Street Fighter V at the Capcom Cup. Akuma will be the only returning character in Season 2 of Street Fighter V from previous Street Fighter games. The rest of the characters will be completely original to Street Fighter. This could mean they are from other Capcom games such as characters from Rival Schools or maybe Mike Haggar or another possibility is that they are completely original.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 2 Dec, 2016 At 02:38 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWe now have our first look at the remaster of Full Throttle, the beloved Lucasarts game from the 90’s

Ben’s been double-crossed before, but this time they messed with his gang, they trashed his bike, and they’re about to come back for more.

Originally released by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle, butt-kicking leader of biker gang the Polecats, who gets caught up in a take of motorcycles, mayhem and murder.

Now over 20 years later, Full Throttle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn and 3D high-resolution artwork, with remastered audio and music.

Players will be able to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes, and mix-n-match audio, graphics and user interface options to their heart’s desire. Also included is a concept art browser with work from Peter Chan, and a commentary track with the game’s original creators.

Full Throttle was the first game with Tim Schafer as sole project lead, and a much beloved cult classic! This special edition has been lovingly restored and remade with the care and attention that can only come from involving the game’s original creators. It’s headed to PS4 in 2017.

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I am extremely excited for this, what about you?


By Jonathan Balofsky On 2 Dec, 2016 At 02:37 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatardeathwingA new video has been shared of 13 minutes of the solo campaign of Space Hulk: Deathwing

Space Hulk: Deathwing – end of the technical beta and 13 minutes of uncut gameplay

Space Hulk: Deathwing, the upcoming first-person shooter set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, just ended its Technical Beta. Tens of thousands of players got their hands on the multiplayer co-op mode of the game – in the span of a few days, several millions of Genestealers were purged though relentless assaults led by players who were enthralled by spectacular co-op gameplay served in an immersive rendering of this much-loved setting.

The Beta has helped settle several gameplay adjustments and technical tweaks that the development team has already started to tackle tirelessly. Feedback from the community and players has proven invaluable for the teams at Streum On studio and Focus Home Interactive, who are now putting all their efforts into offering the best possible experience for players when the game releases.

To make the wait until release more bearable, here are 13 minutes of uncut gameplay footage from the single-player campaign. A new Xenos threat has risen from the depths of the Space Hulk. Your Deathwing squad must purge this newly discovered strain, which resembles the Ymgarl Genestealers. These creatures are even more cunning, tough and lethal than regular Genestealers, and their presence on the Space Hulk Olethros remains a mystery. The Psygate, a psychic bridgehead established by the Librarian, enables the Librarian to change equipment and Psychic powers during missions. This allows them adapt to various encounters while exploring the Space Hulk. Squad mates’ loadouts can be also be swapped using the same ability. For example, equipping them with shields and war hammers will transform your squad into a particularly strong and hard hitting force. But, of course, with this setup, your companions won’t be able to deal damage from a distance or heal teammates.

Pre-order now on Steam to get 15% off and one in-game weapon – the Lost Mace of Corswain. Space Hulk: Deathwing is available for download on PC, December 9 before landing on consoles in early 2017.

The game just keeps getting more awesome by the minute. Thank the Emperor!

By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Dec, 2016 At 11:16 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Indie games are getting more and more creative these days and many show signs of great potential. Even the ones that do not live up to their full potential still have something very good to give. But sometimes the game has good ideas but they just are not mixed through well.

Exile’s End is an ambitious game with an interesting setup. It takes on the metroidvania genre and tries to provide something new, but doesn’t really succeed. I would tell you the plot, but the truth is that the plot matters very little in this game and a lot of the time it feels like its stuck in the background for the whole game.  The gameplay feels like an attempt at being a new metroidvania but comes off as mediocre and not fully done.

A major issue I have is that the game gives very little direction or instruction, and has too much backtracking involved. Even Metroid had instructions albeit in the form of subtle gameplay clues. Exile’s End is just confusing and hard to understand what to do. You will find items and weapons but have no clue what to do with them and it makes for a frustrating experience. Combat feels awkward and clumsy and, to tie it in with the above, when you have no clue where to go in the game, that leads you to die a lot.

This game has a lot of potential, but it is all wasted and leaves you with an experience that is lacking. it isn’t a terrible game but it is not something I would recommend checking out. It has the right ideas but just does not use them in the right places. While hand holding is a bad thing, a little guidance isn’t. And awkward controls and a confusing layout will just lead to a lot of headaches. This game could have been so much more, but it just is not. I would pass on this.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Dec, 2016 At 10:27 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarAt The 2016 Game Awards, Arkane Studios and Bethesda showed off a new trailer for the reboot of Prey. It looks to be taking the series in a very interesting direction, and I am curious where they are going. See the trailer below.



By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Dec, 2016 At 10:46 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarYacht Club Games has released a new trailer for Shovel Knight, this time to show off Specter of Torment Trailer, the upcoming DLC that puts you in the role of Specter Knight. The DLC will release in the spring and is looking pretty awesome. Check out the trailer below.




By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Dec, 2016 At 10:41 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarAt The Game Awards 2016, Nintendo showed a new teaser trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, showing off a lot more of the game and what could be some surprising new elements. Take a look below