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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Jan, 2018 At 11:16 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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High Horse Entertainment has revealed new details about Disc Jam on Switch. The game will run at 60 fps with  a 1080p resolution when docked, and 720p in portable mode.

The game launches on February 8 for Switch and will support cross-platform play with the PC version. There will also be other modes for online and local multiplayer.

 

Are you excited for the game?

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MANOS: The Hands of Fate is now seeing its mobile versions for iOS and Android discontinued. The game, based on the cult film noted for being one of the worst movies ever made, was designed as an homage to licensed NES games and did its job well.

The reason for the discontinuation is not due to rights issues but simply due to changes in mobile devices, rendering the versions outdated and incompatible. That being said, the game remains available on Steam for anyone to buy.

Developer FreakZone Games said the following

 

Reasoning: Mobile phones are changing fast and MANOS was built with the 3:2 iPhone 4 in mind, the levels will have to be totally redesigned to work on modern phones and I don’t wanna leave something available for sale when it’s useless on modern devices.

FreakZone also noted that while it is possible to port over the new PC version that will be time intensive and there simply is not demand for it on mobile at this time.

The game is a good one, and if you haven’t our review of the steam version, it can be seen here.

 

You can see the announcement below

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 11:32 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, PC Games, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Street Fighter V was a highly anticipated game that ended up having a rough couple of years. The game launched with barebones content, and while more and more was gradually added, it never reached the heights of great Street Fighter games past. Capcom has taken steps to address this and now the game has undergone a massive relaunch as Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. But is this a welcome change, or is it too late?

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition certainly lives up to its name. One of the biggest criticisms of Street Fighter V at launch ( and for years) was that it lacked an arcade mode of any kind. In fact, it lacked virtually anything for players who were not interested in only playing online. There was mini story modes, and a full story mode was added later, but aside from very miniscule endurance modes, there was nothing for players offline. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition changes all of this by adding arcade mode and several more features.

First, let me talk about Arcade Mode. Arcade mode is arranged by game, so you will take on characters in relation to the game they appeared in. This is a fun trip down memory lane and also serves to add a new type of arcade mode experience. There have been different types of arcade ladder variations before, but not quite like this. It feels like Capcom truly wanted to make sure there was enough single player content in this mode to keep everyone happy, and with the set up and variety, I think they did well. There are also new challenges and other single player modes to try out, and there are some interesting surprises here. Its not as extensive as say, a Netherrealm fighting game, but its far above what Street Fighter V was before, which again was extremely minimal.

There have also been a variety of changes to the gameplay. New expansions of moves and abilities, compliment the action along with improved visuals. It isn’t a feast for the eyes so much as a polishing of what was once dusted and muddied.  I do also like the addition of Team Battle Mode, and I like it because Street Fighter is now stepping out of its comfort zone. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition feels less like an apology addition as some called it, more as a rebirth of not only Street Fighter V specifically, but Street Fighter the series in general. The online has been expanded, the characters expanded, and so on. yes this feels like what Street Fighter V should have been at launch, but it is also clear that Capcom took the criticism ( and lack of sales) to heart. I had abandoned playing Street Fighter V early on, but now I am happy to come back and play again. I did not think it possible, but Capcom managed to win me back over. I say give this a go, because if you give them the chance, and they will win you back over as well!

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 11:29 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo of Canada sent out the following

 

 

 

It’s official: Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling home video game system ever in Canada, according to new information provided by NPD. These record-breaking sales are the strongest for the first 10 months of any video game system in Canadian history. The record was previously held by Nintendo’s own Wii system.

“The response that the Nintendo Switch has received from Canadians has been nothing short of spectacular,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “We’re thrilled to have seen such record-breaking momentum in 2017.”

The game-changing hardware is complemented by a robust and diverse game library. The list will only continue to grow in 2018 with Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Mario Tennis Aces, Bayonetta 1&2 and a new game starring Yoshi. Plus, fans can also expect continued support from major publishers, as well as a growing catalogue of quality content from indie developers.

For more information about Nintendo of Canada, visit http://www.nintendo.ca

Nintendo Switch is dominating all over. Canadians love the system, and it shows!

 

Source: Nintendo of Canada

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 08:41 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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High Horse Entertainment sent out the following

 

 

High Horse Entertainment announced today that the disc-throwing, shot-blocking action of Disc Jam is landing on Nintendo Switch™ next month. Hitting the Nintendo eShop on February 8, players can expect all the frantic multiplayer action they’ve come to enjoy from the game’s PC and PS4 iterations, suped up with Nintendo Switch-specific features and a massive update for all disc jammers.

 

Disc Jam is best played with others, and Nintendo Switch is making it easier than ever to connect with players both locally and online. In addition to cross-platform play between PC and Nintendo Switch, the game also features support for local wireless with up to 3 other nearby Nintendo Switch consoles, making it easy to jump into a match whether you’re in the living room or on the go.

That’s not all the new content coming to Disc Jam. Debuting alongside the Nintendo Switch console launch on all platforms, the game is also getting a massive title update, bringing a whole host of community-requested features to the arena. Joining the game’s roster of characters, South American volleyball player Lannie is set to make her mark on the arena as a perfect balance between power and agility.

The update will also unleash two brand new modes, providing even more ways for competitive and solo players to jam. On the competitive side of things, say hello to Ranked Leagues and Seasons. Do you have what it takes to rise through the ranks of the Universal Federation of Disc and join the Elite? Soon enough, you’ll have your chance to prove it. Then, for players who prefer to fly solo, get ready to experience all the heated action of ranked leagues without the pressures of online play in a gauntlet that will test even the most seasoned Disc Jam veterans. More details on all the goodies coming in February’s update will be landing in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

If this is your first time hearing about Disc Jam, here’s the gist. Players pick from a growing roster of colourful characters, each sporting their own style and abilities, as they compete in a fast-paced action sport that’s like air hockey and tennis combined. Throw, catch and lob the glowing disc at your opponents, defend your end zone, and unleash devastating abilities to gain the upper hand – all in search of multiplayer dominance.

From the introduction of a new character – resident power-house, Kahuna – and new discs, to dedicated servers, Elo-based skill ratings and matchmaking, Disc Jam has been in a constant state of growth since it first launched. It’s also not showing any signs of slowing. With a new platform to play on and a new update on the way, stay tuned for all the action-packed details!

Disc Jam lands on Nintendo Switch on February 8, and is currently available on PC and PS4. For the latest updates, visit High Horse Entertainment’s official website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Discord, and Reddit.

Are you excited for Disc Jam? Will you be playing it? Let us know!

 

Source: High Horse Entertainment PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 08:36 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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CD Projekt Red sent out the following

 

 

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, invite gamers and esports enthusiasts to watch the January 2018 GWENT Open tournament set to take place this weekend.

Participants of the tournament — the top 8 players of the previous Pro Ladder season — will compete for a share of the $25,000 prize pool and GWENT Masters Crown Points. Two players who reach the event’s finale will additionally secure their participation in April’s GWENT Challenger tournament.

The tournament will start with the quarterfinals on Saturday, January 20th. The semifinals and final will follow on Sunday, January 21st. Live coverage will begin at 4PM CET on the official CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel. Regular highlights will also be posted throughout the tournament on GWENT Masters Twitter.

Casting the tournament are popular players and streamers: Connagh “Merchant” Hawkins, Dane “McBeard” McBurnie, Miguel “MegaMogwai” Guerrero León and David “ImpetuousPanda” Gil Nolskog.

Thanks to Twitch drops, viewers will be able to earn Card Kegs and other rewards by watching the tournament. More details at playgwent.com/twitch-drops.

Will you be tuning in to watch? Let us know!

 

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 08:46 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo sent out the following

Nintendo Switch sold more units in December than any other video game system, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. Holiday shoppers purchased 1.5 million Nintendo Switch systems during the five-week reporting period of December, which is a critical month for the video game industry. Since its launch 10 months ago, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 4.8 million units, making it the fastest-selling home console in U.S. history.

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems also demonstrated continued strength, posting its best sales month since December 2014. Collectively, the different versions of Nintendo 3DS hardware sold more than 750,000 units in the U.S. in December, a 27 percent increase over the same period a year ago. The sales also pushed the Nintendo 3DS family of systems to a new milestone of more than 21 million sold in the U.S.

Combined hardware sales of Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system topped 2.6 million units, which accounted for more than half of all hardware sold during the month.

Four Nintendo Switch games finished high on the December sales charts for individual titles: Super Mario Odyssey at No. 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No. 4, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at No. 9 and Splatoon 2 at No. 16. Additionally, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon for Nintendo 3DS finished No. 13 and No. 14, respectively.

For more information about Nintendo, visit https://www.nintendo.com.

Nintendo is going from strength to strength right now. Hopefully they can maintain this momentum this year. They certainly have the games and hardware people want.

Source: Nintendo PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 08:03 AM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Frozenbyte sent out the following

 

 

Frozenbyte has released the first update to the Nintendo Switch version of Nine Parchments. The update includes the much sought-after multisaving feature as well as a number of smaller fixes.
The full changelog:
  • You can now store up to 10 runs
  • Fixes to saves being wiped when disconnecting from an online game
  • Online game can be started alone, no need to wait for others to join in the lobby
  • A lot of bug fixes to different kinds of issues of camera not moving and enemies not spawning or dying correctly
  • Changes to the online matchmaking logic
  • The invisible quill in Endless Snowbanks is now visible
  • Fix to the ”The Hero of Trine” Amadeus not unlocking if Amadeus dead when the boss is defeated
  • Other minor fixes

 

The multi-saving update is available on PC and Nintendo Switch, and the PS4 version is being worked on as well.

Nine Parchments is a trademark of Frozenbyte Oy © Frozenbyte Oy

©2017 Nintendo. Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con are trademarks of Nintendo.

 

This is a very welcome update. Nine Parchments needed this, and the other fixes are equally welcome.

If you haven’t yet seen our review, you can read it here.

Source: Frozenbyte PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 01:55 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Switch is getting even more support in its home country. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis has been announced for release in Japan for the system. It will release on April 26 and include all of the DLC from the PS4 and PS Vita Versions. In addition, early purchases will include a download version of the SNES game, Super Gacgapon World: SD Gundam X

 

 

 

 

You can see a breakdown of the DLC below

Additional Title Pack

– Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash

Additional Unit Packs

– Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
– Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans
– Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
– SD Gundam G Generation Original
– Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden
– Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Deleted Affair – Portrait of Young Comet

Additional Mobile Suit Units

– Phoenix Zero One
– Gundam Barbatos Lupus
– Sisquiede
– Hot Scramble Gundam

Additional Character

– Yuko Ortensia

Special Stages

– Haro, Haro! The Search for Psycho Haro!
– Haro, Haro! Surrounded on All Sides!
– Haro, Haro! Topple Those Targets!
– Haro, Haro! Capital Catch Dream!
– Haro, Haro! Level Up Trial!

Hopefully this will come to the west as well.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 12:44 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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2K sent out the following

2K and Firaxis Games today released a new trailer, “New Features Explained” for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall.

 

In this extensive gameplay preview, learn the details of all the new features like Great Ages, Loyalty, Governors, Emergencies and Enhanced Alliances, which are being added in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall.

You can see the trailer below

 

Will you be checking out Civilization VI? Let us know!

 

Source: 2K PR