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By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Aug, 2017 At 11:51 PM | Categorized As Featured, PC Games, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Few fighting games have made as much of an impact as Super Smash Bros. The party/platformer/fighting game obviously had the big draw of being a Nintendo crossover, but the combat has gained attention as well, due to its unique nature.

As with any big product, fans have their own ideas for how to do things, and in one such case, a spiritual sequel came to be in the form of Brawlout. Brawlout takes what works from the Smash Bros series, and gives its own unique spin on it. It is a well designed fighting game and while it doesn’t have the unique characters of Nintendo, the characters of Brawlout have their own charm to them. The developers could have gone the easy route and made the characters generic but instead they actually do feel like characters.

The combat mechanics are mostly similar to Smash Bros Melee but the game does take some hints from Brawl and other fighters. This is not a bad thing at all, and the game feels less like a clone, than a tribute. I was concerned I would find the fighting bland, like with many tribute games, but instead I really got into it and had a blast. The game ran smoothly and the fighting was quick and without fault. Playing against others was fun and made me appreciate all the work the developers did.

Brawlout is amazing more when you realize it is still being built on, as it is an early access game. It doesn’t feel incomplete, but rather it feels like the developers just happen to have more they want to do with it and that is fine. I am eager to see what comes next in the game.  Some have said this surpasses Smash as a fighter, but that isn’t a necessary comparison. It compliments Smash by making you realize how well done both games are. That is a rare feat and Angry Mob games did well with this. I recommend checking this out.

 

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A review key was provided for the game

By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Aug, 2017 At 01:08 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Angry Mob Games sent out the following

 

Smash & bash indie platform fighter, Brawlout, is coming to Nintendo Switch™ this holiday season. Get ready to call out your friends in the next big fighter to hit the portable console!

Following a successful launch on Steam Early Access in April 2017, platform fighting game, Brawlout from Angry Mob Games, is headed to the Nintendo Switch™ in time for the holiday season. Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale. To celebrate the announcement, Angry Mob is offering 50% off the Steam version to satisfy itchy controller fingers ahead of the Nintendo Switch™ release.

 

If that wasn’t enough, Angry Mob is also excited to announce a new playable character to their already stellar line-up: Hyper Light Drifter, from the hard-hitting indie gem of the same name. Developed by Heart Machine studio, the titular hero is set to unsheathe his light sword against the competitors of Brawlout today.

 

“We love indie games; one of the first, and most iconic, characters that came to mind was Hyper Light Drifter,” says Bogdan Iliesiu, CEO of Angry Mob Games. “He fit into the Brawlout universe perfectly, as he is already built for the type of battle we see in the game. We collaborated closely with Heart Machine to make sure The Drifter remained true to the original, working in his iconic light sword and making his signature dash a character specific move. The Drifter brings a more technical style of combat to Brawlout, with tons of movement options and both defensive and offensive play, that we think he’s going to become a staple for those looking for a competitive edge.”

 

Whether players are looking for a casual couch experience with friends, or to challenge pros in worldwide online tournaments, Brawlout caters to anyone looking to create a little chaos. For those wanting to take part in the mayhem from a safe distance, Brawlout TV is available for spectators to watch ongoing matches.

 

FEATURES

 

  • Choose from six original characters, each with unique combat styles, or try your hand at Hyper Light Drifter from the indie hit of the same name + more surprise fighters in the works
  • Host up to 4 players in online and local battles, with several modes including timed, stock or team matches
  • Fuel your Rage Meter to power up for hard-hitting Special Attacks and unleash your Rage Mode
  • Action is kept fast and fluid with advanced techniques like air dodging, wavedashes, directional influence on stun, ledge grabs or Rage Bursts.
  • Brawlout does away with shields and blocking, focusing heavily on the aggressive, fast-paced combat which has made platform fighters so fun to both play and watch.

 

Download Brawlout on Steam Now, with a 50% discount, for $9.99 USD; Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions coming soon.

 

Brawlout is rated E10+ (Everyone 10+) by the ESRB and PEGI 3+.

Brawlout is a fantastic platform fighting game, and to have it come to Switch is excellent. This will no doubt appeal to many Nintendo fans due to the nature of the game. We will have a review of the Steam version up on the site later this week.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 3 Aug, 2017 At 05:53 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo has a hit fighting game with Arms, and if this tease from Streeet Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono is any indication, there might be some crossover DLC down the line.

Ono replied to a tweet telling him how SF II was the favourite fighting game of Arms producer Kosuke Yabuki and a suggestion was made for Dhalsim as a guest fighter. He responded that it was a cool idea and he will think it over.

Ono could very well have been joking, but that would be a cool thing to happen. Would you want Street Fighter DLC for Arms?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Jul, 2017 At 05:50 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Capcom reported its latest financial results earlier today, and revealed something interesting. Their first Switch game, Ultra Street Fighter II,  has been a “smash hit” and “made an excellent start”. The game shipped 450,000 copies in Q1, which was above what Capcom anticipated.

Capcom wants to capitalize off that success and is now putting in more resources towards Switch. They have stated they are “starting to prepare” multiple Switch-version titles, but nothing further was stated as to what those titles were.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Jul, 2017 At 09:26 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Fresh off the ComiCon reveal of Shin Akuma’s inclusion in Ultra Street Fighter II, Capcom has released a new trailer to show off the character and how to unlock him

 

Will you be trying this out?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Jul, 2017 At 03:41 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Ultra Street Fighter II came out a short while ago for the Switch and a new secret was just revealed.

Capcom has revealed that Shin Akuma can actually be unlocked in Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers.

The process to unlock him is as follows.

1. Select Ryu, cancel on Color 1
2. Select Ken, cancel on Color 9
3. Select Sagat, cancel on Color 8
4. Select M. Bison cancel on Color 7
5. Place the cursor on Random, press L & R at the same time

 

Capcom revealed this at Comicon today.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jul, 2017 At 02:50 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarArc System Works has revealed a game no one saw coming.

At EVO 2017, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle was announced. It is a crossover between Blazblue, Persona, UnderNight and RWBY and will feature tag team gameplay mechanics.

 

Cross Tag Battle will feature a dream-team of characters that have never before been gathered in a single 2D fighting game. Featuring Ragna the Bloodedge from BlazBlue, Yu from Persona 4 Ultimate Arena, Hyde from UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH, and Ruby Rose from the 3D animated series RWBY, developed by the visionary creators at Rooster Teeth Productions with more to come!

Cross Tag Battle features the work of Arc System Works’ up-and-coming illustrator: Konomi Higuchi as the game’s lead character designer.

Stay tuned for more information in the near future!

 

You can see the trailer below

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Jul, 2017 At 03:54 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, Playstation Vita, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Sony sent out the following

 

Samurai Shodown V Special is one of the most well-regarded SNK fighting games among the fighting game community. It is easily one of the most balanced games in the series and features both brand-new systems and an extra layer of polish on already existing mechanics. The game is designed to place emphasis on the qualities that are unique to the Samurai Shodown series. With much less of a focus on combos and supers, victory in Samurai Shodown V Special at high level play will usually come down to using range and spacing to your advantage.

There are a variety of systems and mechanics that have contributed to the game becoming a favorite among hardcore fighting game fans. Here is a quick rundown of some of the most important systems:

Sword Gauge: A meter that directly affects how much damage you do. Any attack—even whiffs or blocked attacks—reduces the meter and the amount of damage you can do. It slowly regenerates to maximum when you are not attacking.

Rage Gauge: A staple in the Samurai Shodown series. Taking damage fills this meter and once at max it results in increased attack power along with other bonuses. A Rage Explosion command can also be used which can be used to push back your opponent and open up other possibilities.

Weapon Flipping Attack: The super special move of Samurai Shodown V Special. It can be used while the Rage Gauge is at max or during a Rage Explosion. The move will both deal significant damage to the opponent and disarm them.

Concentration One: Only usable under certain conditions, this move will result in your opponent going into slow motion while you move at normal speed. Combined with the damaging Fatal Flash command that can only be used in this state, this command is perfect for staging last minute come-backs.

Overkill Moves: These are ultimate moves that can only be used once during a match against an opponent who is already on the ropes. Landing this move will result in your character executing the opponent with a brutal, visceral secret technique.

 

The PS4 / PS Vita Release

As with all of our collaborations with Code Mystics, this release will feature new content such as online multiplayer, a Gallery mode with unlockable art, and trophy support. This will be the first time the game has been available in its original form on a modern console. And we are happy to announce that we will be showing a playable beta of the game at our booth during EVO 2017!

We hope all of our fans attending the event stop by to try out the game and give us their feedback!

A true samurai fights with dignity and honor.

But that doesn’t mean you have to.

 

This is excellent news, and following the release of Garou on PS4 and Vita, this author is extremely excited about this news.  The game is one of SNK’s best and the fact that it is getting such a good re-release should have many happy.

Will you be getting this? This author will!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Jun, 2017 At 03:14 PM | Categorized As ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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Arika previously showed off a new game they were potentially making on April 1. Now the news has come out. Arika will be officially revealing a new game at Evo 2017

 

 

If you haven’t seen the video Arika put out before, you can see it below.

It will be interesting to see what the game turns out to be.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Jun, 2017 At 04:40 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nicalis has shared a new clip of their upcoming fighting game Blade Strangers. The game has gorgeous 2D graphics and looks to be a lot of fun.

 

The crossover fighting will no doubt be a lot of fun on PS4 and Nintendo Switch when it launches.

Will you be checking it out?