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By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Apr, 2017 At 09:11 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe Nintendo Switch has proven itself to be a major hit, with confirmed US sales of 906 000 in March and speculation putting worldwide sales at 2.4 millions in the same time period. More and more developers are announcing their games for the Switch. One publisher that was on board from the beginning announcement of the system is Bethesda Softworks, who are bringing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to the Switch. This is a welcome addition to the library and even though it is coming late, many are excited at the prospect of Skyrim on the go ( and there is speculation the port will have some unique elements). That said, I  feel Bethesda has another game that would also be a great fit for the system.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends would work perfectly on the Switch. The game is already a hit on PC, and it is also on mobile devices. If anything, Legends could be a good way to introduce Nintendo fans unfamiliar with the series, to The Elder Scrolls. As Switch is a handheld/console hybrid, it offers unique opportunities for play that are simply not available on PC or mobile. Add in that the game is still actively being supported wit new content, like the dark brotherhood expansion, as seen in the trailer below, and you will understand why this has  a lot of potential.

 

Some may write the game off as a wannabe Hearthstone, but it really isn’t. It is different in all the right ways, and manages to feel at home in the Elder Scrolls universe and that alone should appeal to possible new fans. The game is good and has a lot of unique ideas and elements and really helps draw you into the story. The other factor for why this is a good introduction to Elder Scrolls for Nintendo fans is simply the price. That is, the game can be started for free, and is the epitome of the Free to Start model that Nintendo seems to like.

Elder Scrolls legends is a legitimately fun and detailed game. It is something different, it is something of high quality, and it is something that would both benefit from being on a unique platform like the Switch, as well as benefit Nintendo and Bethesda by bringing in new players, which will end up helping sales of Skyrim on the Switch.

You may disagree with me on this, and you are free to do so. That said, I do want to know what you all think of this. So please, do share your thoughts.

 

By Wade Hinkle On 22 Sep, 2016 At 01:28 AM | Categorized As News, PC Games, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarCD Projekt Red has sent out a notice today that they are looking for players to help put GWENT servers through a technical stress test on two different days very soon. Titled Kill the Servers!, the purpose of the test is to stress GWENT’s hosting backend and makes sure the servers hold up with players actually on them.

GWENT is a a standalone game of the card game within The Witcher for the PC and Xbox One. Players can pick what faction they wan to play: the Scoia’tael, Monsters, Northern Realms or Skellige. Other factions will be added in the near future. Play matches against friends or a try and compete against the best in the world in ranked battles.

The first stress test will begin this Friday, 09/23 from 5pm to 9pm CEST and then again the next Tuesday 09/27 from 8pm to 12am CEST. This is only for the PC version and players must first be registered for the Beta testing that will begin October 25. After registering, those seeking a code will need to follow on Facebook or Twitter for more information about code availability. Those who might be able to gain access to the stress test does NOT guarantee a spot in GWENT’s Beta test.

By SarahTheRebel On 25 Mar, 2013 At 10:48 PM | Categorized As Conventions, Editorials, Featured, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarI know you all are eagerly awaiting our write ups on some of the cool things we saw at PAX East 2013! In the meantime, here’s a quick look at some of the most exciting news from PAX:

  • Blizzard Entertainment has officially announced their new free-to-play collectible card game HearthStone: Heroes of WarcraftThis new game is focused around 1v1 and also allows for matchmaking through battle.net. This online capability will allow players to duel with other players, and will also allow for medal ranking boosts. There will be 300 cards based on the character classes from their game World of Warcraft (WoW) available at launch. You can purchase cards in packs for about $1 each.  The beta will be available this summer for PC, MAC, and even iPad gamers. The actual game will be available at the end of 2013.

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  • Capcom has announced that they are resurrecting Duck ales and will be remaking the original game from Nintendo into a game available for PSN, Wii/WiiU, and Xbox Live that will be called DuckTales: Remastered.

  • Ms. Splosion Man, a long-awaited iOS game created by Twisted Pixel, will be released by the end of this month. Joystiq says this version will have power-up capabilities, one of which will let you skip levels if they are too difficult for you. The game is $10, and will also be available on Steam and Windows Phone.

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  • Assassin’s Creed Creative Director Jean Guesdon and the team at UbiSoft Montreal talked about what motivated them to take the game to the sea. Jean Guesdon stated that the idea behind making the protagonist in Assassin’s Creed IV a pirate was the fact that it was an incredibly interesting time in history with compelling characters. One of the characters you can look forward to seeing in the new game is none other than Blackbeard. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be hitting the shelves on October 29, 2013 and is currently available for pre-order for $59.99.

  • Marvel Heroes will be released on June 4th. Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play MMO set in the Marvel universe. Marvel Heroes combines the core gameplay style of action RPGs and MMOs with the expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. In the game, players can collect and play as their favorite Marvel superheroes, and you can even go further and customize your character. It’s F2P and will have PvP at launch.

  • Mass Effect retrospective video was released today by Bioware. It includes memories from a ton of people who worked on the games.
  • Red 5 Studios discussed their MMO Firefall (currently in beta) and also announced the development of a brand-new channel devoted exclusively to gaming. The channel will be called Stage 5, and can be found both on YouTube and the Stage 5 website. The channel will soon be available in app form for iPad, Android, and Ouya. Read all about their thoughts on Firefall, the industry, and their new channel here.

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  • The nineteenth EVE Online expansion, Odyssey, was announced today. A website has been launched, and it will be out on June 4th. Odyssey will focus on exploration and will “shake up the status quo.”

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  • Dust: An Elysian Tail is coming to Steam and might be available as soon as next month. The game was originally only available on the Xbox Live Arcade. Creators Dean Dodrill and Alex Kain also discussed Dust 2, with both saying that they have lots of ideas for the sequel.

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  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be coming to Mac on April 25th and will include all of the previously-released extra content for the game. It will also be released for iOS devices this summer, and will be a complete port of the console and PC/Mac game (minus some maps, due to file size limitations on iOS). Work on the port began a year ago, and the team is really happy with the touch controls. Price is unknown beyond being “premium priced.” 

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  • Fuse will be released at the end of May – May 28th in North America, May 31st in Europe. Fuse is a four-player co-op shooter from Electronic Arts and Insomniac Games. You play one of four agents – Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob Kimble, and Naya Deveraux – each of whom has their own unique skills and weapons. You’ll be able to get it for PS3 and Xbox 360.
  • Blizzard announced that the PlayStation 3 version of Diablo III will feature an in-game menu that allows players, both online and offline, to trade items between each other, as long as they are in the same game. This new system will be making up for the lack of the auction house from the PC version. Diablo III will also have online and offline co-op for up to four players on its console version. There is no release date yet.
  • Blizzard’s Rob Pardo talks to Chris Grant from Polygon about the company’s new game, Hearthstone. Check out the video.

  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger will bring a new spin to the series. Techland shows us a mix of myth and truth in this downloadable title. Some of the “based on real-life” characters you will see in the game are Pat Garrett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Billy the Kid. With arcade-like action, new environments, and an old west style, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger sounds very promising.

  • The Elder Scrolls Online boasts new character advancement. This new MMO is just what fans of Elder Scrolls and MMOs have been waiting for. The game will feature PvP, lots of action in the combat system, and skills that level with use. Build your characters the way you want with use of any weapon or armor, but also gain item-specific abilities with each one you choose. The game launches later this year.

 

  • Borderlands 2 has a new playable character: Krieg the Psycho. This melee-based character is based on the psycho enemies in the game. Your action skill for Krieg is Blood Axe Rampage, which allows the character to regain health while dealing damage with your Buzz Axe. Krieg will be out in May, and is a $10 standalone DLC. Read more about him here.

 

What was your favorite part of PAX East 2013? Let us know in the comments!

 

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