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Miitopia is a game that I had been unsure of when I first learned of its existence. It made sense that it would exist but I had no idea how it would function. After seeing footage though, I was hooked as this game really did have a chance to be great. After playing through the main story line, I have found that this is really a great game.

Miitopia is a solid RPG title that brings in Nintendo’s beloved Mii characters into their own Fantasy set game. This game thrusts your main character, who can even be you, onto a grand adventure. With many different jobs to choose from, it is up to you to pick the right job for you. Joining you are 9 other characters who you can make anyone you wish. Make them friends, family, celebrities, anyone you choose, and you get to pick jobs for them and eventually change jobs. Another big part of this game is the relationships that form. Pairing up characters can be done in the inn or out in the field and even in battle. Your characters relationships can really turn the tide of battle in your favor or your enemies. If all your characters hate each other of course you won’t get all of the extra damage.

The story itself is a solid one, involving an evil lord played by whoever you choose, stealing the faces of people everywhere. You can choose a character for this demon or have it auto picked. My villain ended up being Team Flare’s Boss Lysander of Pokemon X and Y fame. This villain is powerful and you will need to gather and train your friends. An interesting thing that happens is when he comes and spirits your friends away multiple times. This forces you to choose a new job and start journeying with three new characters.

Along the way, you will meet a variety of other characters who help you, while journeying through dungeons to find keys and other lost items you eventually defeat your foe. But like in most JRPGS the story is far from over as a new boss appears. Since I don’t plan on spoiling it though, I will just say as soon as this boss is defeated, you will be granted more character slots. With new characters to raise this game becomes infinite in a lot of ways. You can always start the game over, or you can grind levels of new characters in the same file.

There is always new quests to take once the boss is defeated. There really is so much to do as there are even extra jobs to find. This game really is something to be played. You not only get to cast the characters but the randomness of it all is just fantastic. Miitopia is out now on the Nintendo 3DS Family of Systems. So gather your miis and head out on a quest to take down the Dark Lord!

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Aug, 2017 At 10:05 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

Enter the Arenas and prove your FPS skill in id Software’s multiplayer fragfest, Quake Champions, now available in Early Access on Steam and through the Bethesda.net launcher. Players can start immediately by purchasing the Champions Pack, which unlocks all current and future Champions as well as other exclusive in-game bonuses for only $29.99, 25% off the final retail price of $39.99.

 

The Early Access version of Quake Champions remains a work-in-progress but is a robust, feature-rich, and fun multiplayer game. New features and improvements will be continually added based on player feedback until the game fully launches in the coming months.

 

The Champions Pack

Early Access is available on Steam and Bethesda.net through purchase of the Champions Pack, which includes:

  • All 11 current Champions, including Ranger, Visor, Scalebearer, Nyx, Anarki, Clutch, Sorlag, Galena, Slash, BJ Blazkowicz from id Software’s Wolfenstein, and the new DOOM Slayer
  • All future Champions, including at least six additional Champions expected to release before the end of 2018, and any that follow
  • An exclusive Early Access skin for series diehard Ranger, available only during the Early Access period for Champions Pack players
  • Three Reliquaries (loot chests containing three in-game items for profile, Champion, and weapon customization, like skins, shaders, nameplates, and more)

 

Quake Champions’ free-to-play version will launch at a later date, but players who previously redeemed a Closed Beta key will be able to continue playing Quake Champions in free-to-play mode, only via Bethesda.net.

 

Content and Features Included in Early Access

Quake Champions Early Access will also introduce a host of new content and features for players, including:

  • Eight Arenas: including two incredible new Arenas, Church of Azathoth and Tempest Shrine.
  • 11 Devastating Champions: including the new Champion, DOOM Slayer, from id Software’s hit game DOOM.
  • Four Brutal Modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, 1v1 Duel, and the new 4v4 team-based mode, Sacrifice.
  • Improved New Player Experience: New players can learn the ropes with a new movement tutorial, shooting gallery, and the ability to choose a skill level.
  • Tons of Customization Options: for Champions, Weapons, Profiles, including new skin sets and weapons shaders.
  • Custom Games: allows players to create and invite a party into a game and set specific win conditions for each mode and map. Custom Games are only available via the Champions Pack.
  • New Systems that Reward Frequent Play: including Rune Challenges, where players are rewarded for completing challenges found in backpacks, and the Lore System, where players can collect “Lore Items” from Arenas for a specific Champion and by collecting them all, earn a high-end skin for that Champion
  • In-Game Voice Chat

 

Quake Champions is available now in Early Access on Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/app/611500 and via Bethesda.net https://checkout.bethesda.net/store/bethesda/pd/productID.5106755800. For additional information, please visit www.Quake.com.

Quake Champions is an amazing looking return for the beloved series. We will have a review shortly so look for that.

 

In the meantime, see the Early Access Launch Trailer below

 

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Aug, 2017 At 09:12 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The following was sent out

Whodunnit? Now that’s a good question…
October 15, 1987. A dead body is rotting under the bridge, but the 81 (sorry, make that 80) inhabitants of Thimbleweed Park have bigger concerns. The town’s founder also died recently, under mysterious circumstances. The air is buzzing with signals. The hotel appears to be haunted. A giant slice of pizza roams the streets. And something sinister is going on behind the locked gate of the abandoned PillowTronics™ factory — something that could consume us all.

Two federal agents, a washed-up insult clown, an aspiring game developer, and the ghost of a pillow salesman have been drawn to this odd, rundown place. They don’t know it yet, but they’re deeply connected — and they’re being watched. Switch between them to explore the town, solve puzzles, and unravel the surreal mystery at the heart of it all. As you’ll see soon enough, in a town like Thimbleweed Park a dead body is the least of your problems.

Grand opening of the Thimbleweed Park arcade
Today’s PS4 release brings a new attraction to Thimbleweed Park: the formerly shuttered arcade is now open for business, complete with playable arcade games! Too bad someone forgot to fill the token machine. Are you clever enough to find a way to play?

Currently only available in the PS4 version, the Thimbleweed Park arcade will be added to all versions going forward, starting with Steam and GOG later this week. If you own the game, you’ll be able to update for free through the store where you bought it.

What’s next?
Thimbleweed Park will continue its quest for world domination in September with a Nintendo Switch release. It will also be out soon for iPhone/iPad and Android.

Thimbleweed Park is the next adventure game from Monkey island creator Ron Gilbert. It has received a nice reception so far, and seems to have the magic of the past.

Will you be checking it out?

Source: PR Email

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WayForward Technologies sent out the following

Raise anchor and prepare your body for a total re-imagining of the base game’s play style, theme, and storyline. You’ve played the genie-half, now experience the other side of the story!

As the villainous pirate Risky Boots, your quest is to travel the world in search of the components needed to conquer Sequin Land and defeat the Half-Genie brat

 

Game Features:

  • The fan-favorite control scheme from Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse returns, placing a plethora of pirate skills right at your fingertips!
  • Take on any world in any order!
  • Slice your foes to ribbons with Risky’s Scimitar, or blast away with her Pistol!
  • Collect and master Risky’s Pirate Gear! Bomb Shot, Grappling Hook, Hat Glide, Cannon Jump, and more!
  • Deploy your Tinkerbat crewmen to turn the tide of battle!
  • Collect Cursed Magic to customize Risky’s abilities any way you like!
  • Includes brand new monsters and classic foes, now in HD!
  • New puzzles, storylines, and game endings!

NOTE: This product was crowd-funded by fans that generously backed multiple tiers of bonus content, including this expanded content! Thank you to all of our Backers!

The game will cost $9.99 USD.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Pirate Queen’s Quest is an awesome looking expansion to an amazing game. We will be covering it more when it comes out.

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Aug, 2017 At 03:38 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Circle Entertainment has announced a new game for Nintendo Switch.

The game, which is developed by a studio in China, is called WildKid. This game  will be coming exclusively to the platform.

We will keep you updated on further news.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Aug, 2017 At 11:17 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Takeover is coming to Switch according to a note on the official Twitter account’s profile.

The Takeover is a throwback beat em up that takes inspiration from classics like Streets of Rage and other games of the 90’s. Which makes sense as the game is developed by Pelikan13, who was the original creator of The 90’s Arcade Racer.

 

The TakeOver is at heart and old school beat ’em up inspired by games like Final Fight and Streets of Rage. Although the gameplay is based on these classic games it offers an extended combo system, fast gameplay and modern visuals. Using a combination of full 3D backgrounds and high definition pre rendered sprites the game is designed with Full HD in mind.

See the trailer below

 

Are you excited for this game? We sure are!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Aug, 2017 At 08:45 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Thanks to an update on the European Switch eShop, we now know this week’s NeoGeo game on Switch. The Neo Geo Puzzled will be available on Thursday.

 

Puzzled is a puzzle game released by SNK in 1990. Control Rad’s airship and Am’sair balloon, and make your way up through the block-filled Tower of the Sun in order to meet the God of Gun. Embark on an exciting adventure that will send you to the puzzle skies!

This is an amazing game, and hopefully a new generation can appreciate it just like the first players did.

Source: Nintendo eShop

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Aug, 2017 At 08:43 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ. This new trailer shows off new characters such as the androids, Krillin and Piccolo, as well as showing off SSJB Goku and Vegeta as preorders. Take a look below.

 

This game looks absolutely amazing, and developer Arc System Works is doing an amazing job with this game. We will continue covering this game as more information comes out.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Aug, 2017 At 06:11 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarTHQ Nordic sent out the following

 

THQ Nordic and independent developer Experiment 101 have revealed BIOMUTANT, a new and original open-world action RPG for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC. Explore a world in turmoil and define its fate – will you be the hero and savior or lead it to an even darker destiny?

BIOMUTANT’s unique design lets players change their character’s abilities and appearance with powerful mutations, bionic prosthetics and weapons. Grow claws, sprout wings, or attach a robotic leg – each choice will impact the way your hero plays in real-time combat that blends melee martial arts and firearms.

Set in an imaginative post-apocalyptic universe, BIOMUTANT is a kung fu fable filled with fantastic creatures to discover, dangerous factions to navigate, and colorful worlds to explore with mechs, paragliders, balloons, mounts, jet skis and more.

BIOMUTANT is expected to launch in 2018. The game will be playable at the THQ Nordic Booth at gamescom as well as at PAX West. For the latest updates as it develops, visit www.biomutant.com, and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

 

This is an extremely good looking game. BIOMUTANT looks to have a lot of potential, and we should all look forward to hearing more about it as it develops.

Source: PR Email

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Ratalaika Games sent out the following

 

Developed by Stately Snail, One More Dungeon was the cave exploration action RPG that made its debut on Steam back in 2015 and now thanks to a partnership with Ratalaika Games, it will now be making its way to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita later this year.

 

One More Dungeon is a first person shooter roguelike, with procedurally generated levels and pixel-art graphics.

A roguelike that places you in the shoes of a nameless adventure seeker, whose job is to reach the final level deep within the dungeon and destroy the obelisks that are used by the forces of Evil to invade the world.

Getting there won’t be easy though as lots of enemies stand between you and your goal, but the good news is you can use all kinds of a melee weapons, magic staffs, and antique artefacts to burst your way through them.

 

Features:

 

  • Fusion of old school FPS and Roguelike games.

  • Procedurally generated levels.

  • 30+ types of enemies and 80+ items.

  • Parallel universe with manually created locations.

  • A Sanity level that can reduced by using artefacts acquired in-game.

  • Customisable gameplay in the form of modifiers that can be tweaked prior to playing, to tailor make the gameplay to one of your choosing.

This is an extremely interesting looking game. A combination of pixel art rougelikes and FPS action, this game sounds exactly like what many have been asking for. Will you be checking it out?

 

Source: PR Email