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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Oct, 2017 At 09:25 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Raw Thrills, the company keeping arcade gaming alive in North America, has announced a new multiplayer beat em up game based on Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

 

With the IAAPA 2017 trade show only a few weeks away, I was surprised to find out that the game would be showing up and that it brings back a genre many of us have longed to see grace the arcade scene again: the brawler / beat ’em up. Long time readers of the site might recall my lamentations over the lack of brawlers in the modern age…looks like that article might need a refresh soon.

Many of you are familiar with Raw Thrills’ other game that has been on test this year, Injustice Arcade. I’ve heard from some in the “fighting Game Community” (FGC) that they are disappointed in that. However, if you are into 1v1 fighting games, you have to realize that IJ was not made for the FGC audience. It was made for card collectors, casual gamers and comic book fans. By the reports I’ve been hearing so far, it’s doing extremely well earnings wise with that crowd.

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This is a “new game, built from the ground up” by Raw Thrills. All of the game assets are based upon the most recent TV series that is found on Nickelodeon. RT added that the company has been working to create novel forms of entertainment, particularly something multiplayer that brings four people close to each other, working together to play through the game and defeat bosses

It was also noted that Raw Thrills intends this to be a total re-imagining of the brawler genre, and this includes more moves and more environmental interaction,. Also planned are Turtle Power special attacks, and voiceover work from the entire cast of the show.  Raw Thrills then went on to say that they have received excellent feedback so far for improvements and the response has been very positive tp the game thus far. Perhaps this will receive a console version sometime soon.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Oct, 2017 At 09:56 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Elder Scrolls fans rejoice, as the fan Unity remake of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall now has its main quest fully playable from start to finish

 

That’s right! The main story quest in Daggerfall Unity is now completely playable from start to end. I’ve spent the last couple of months playing through the story quest, building out engine support, and fixing all the major bugs I could find. It’s true this game still has a distance to travel (spell system is next major journey) but this is a huge milestone in the project’s life cycle. It’s no longer fair to say Daggerfall Unity “isn’t playable yet”, that’s not even close to accurate anymore. And thanks to regular contributors like Nystul, Allofich, Hazelnut, and Lypyl, some of the later features on the roadmap are building out ahead of schedule.

The quest system has consumed around a year of my development time to bring to this point. It represents the single largest group of features in the project so far, and drives almost every other gameplay system forwards. I feel confident in saying the magic system probably won’t be anywhere near as challenging. And once we pass that milestone, everything else is on the downhill run.

This is absolutely amazing news, as The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall is an absolutely amazing game that this author feels is one of the most important games ever made. You can read an editorial on the subject here . The fact that the game still has an active fanbase is great to hear and projects like this help keep the game in the public’s eye. This is one to check out.

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Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, the mega-hit synchronous mobile fighting game, is initiating one of its most highly-anticipated game updates to-date with fan-favorite Megazords entering the arena for the first time. Starting today with the massive content update, players can play as these massive Megazords, pitting them against villains and other Megazords in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars which has been downloaded more than 23 million times since its launch and has more than 230 million matches played.

 

“Since Legacy Wars’ inception, nWay, Saban Brands and Lionsgate always envisioned making a game that would capture the team aspect of Power Rangers and showcase that #TogetherWeAreMore,” said Taehoon Kim, CEO, nWay. “The Megazord is the ultimate symbol of that sentiment and bringing Megazords to our game is a true realization of that vision.”

 

The Megazord update to Power Rangers: Legacy Wars also introduces an alliance-focused game mode featuring epic, real-time battles between the Megazords and mega-sized villains from the franchise’s 24-year history. Players will work with their alliance to complete sets of challenges entitled “Alliance Missions,” which can be completed faster by coordinating with active members. By finishing missions, players will be rewarded with Zords and collecting enough of these will unlock a battle-ready mighty Megazord to use against other alliances. Each Megazord can be fully customized before a battle by equipping two “Mega” attacks – special moves to be activated after filling a meter.

 

Beginning with this update, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars will also feature periodic “Megazord Alliance Wars” in which players compete against other alliances to climb a leaderboard that doles out rewards based on position – the higher a player ranks, the greater rewards received.

 

In collaboration with Saban Brands and Lionsgate, the development team at nWay have mixed their deep passion for Power Rangers to bring the fan-favorite Megazords to Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.

 

 

About nWay
nWay is the game studio behind Power Rangers: Legacy Wars and ChronoBlade, a competitive and cooperative multiplayer Action RPG for mobile, TV, and browser platforms. Featuring console quality graphics and fast-paced synchronous cross-platform multiplayer gameplay, nWay’s games leverage the company’s proprietary technology for a latency-free experience. The company is based in San Francisco with offices in Seoul, Korea. The nWay team is comprised of leading developers and executives from companies like Sony, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, Kabam, Nexon and NCSoft.  They have collectively contributed to over a dozen hit mobile, console and online games including: FIFA, Battlefield Online, Lineage II, Warhammer, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Heroes of Newerth, Dominations, Star Wars Uprising and Marvel Contest of Champions. nWay has received venture funding from Baseline Ventures, TransLink Capital, WI Harper Group, Cowboy Ventures, Harrison Metal and Keytone Ventures. For more information, visit nWay at www.nway.com.

About Saban’s Power Rangers
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

Power Rangers is a truly beloved series that fans have been desiring great games for. Legacy Wars gives mobile gamers exactly what they want. Will you be checking this out?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Oct, 2017 At 04:33 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo sent out the following

 

     In September, the Nintendo Switch system was once again the top-selling current-generation console hardware, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. This marks the third straight month that Nintendo Switch has been No. 1, and the fifth time overall in the seven months since its launch. Nintendo Switch has already surpassed 2 million units sold in the U.S. alone, and has yet to go through its first holiday shopping season.

 

When combined with the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the plug-and-play Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, Nintendo systems claimed two-thirds of the month’s total video game hardware sales.

Nintendo Switch games again occupied multiple spots in the list of best-selling individual games of the month, including Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft at No. 7, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at No. 10 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No. 11. Also, the Metroid: Samus Returns game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems debuted at No. 8.

Nintendo Switch aims to continue its momentum into the holidays, with the launches of Fire Emblem Warriors on Oct. 20, Super Mario Odyssey on Oct. 27, DOOM and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Game Studios on Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, respectively, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on Dec. 1. Additionally, Nintendo 3DS will see the arrival of Fire Emblem Warriors on Oct. 20, Mario Party: The Top 100 on Nov. 10, and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon on Nov. 17.

Nintendo has really turned things around since the Wii U days, and this is great for the industry as a whole. Have you bought a Switch yet?

Source: Nintendo PR

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Tencent Games’ highly anticipated and ultra-competitive mobile MOBA (massive online battle arena), Arena of Valor, today opened pre-registration on iOS and Android (https://www.arenaofvalor.com/preregister/). Players pre-registering will receive a variety of exclusive in-game rewards and items in the free-to-play game, including skins and precious in-game currency.

 

Launching soon, Arena of Valor offers a polished, competitive 5v5 experience perfected for mobile, featuring turbocharged teamfights in quick 10-15 minute matches. A variety of champions fit any play style, making the game easy to pick up and play, but incredibly difficult to master.

 

Tencent has aligned Arena of Valor with best-in-class partners for the western version of the hit game, including Academy Award winning music composer Hans Zimmer who has written an unforgettable soundtrack for Arena of Valor. The company also championed a partnership with DC Comics to make superheroes from the DC universe playable heroes complete with official lore. Batman, Van Helsing and Wonder Woman will debut after launch.

 

Utilizing Tencent Games’ strength in mobile development, the team designed Arena of Valor for North American gamers — custom-tailoring the UI, controls, art style and champions for the West.

 

For more information, visit www.arenaofvalor.com.

This is one of the most popular games in China and it is cool that it is coming to the west on mobile and Nintendo Switch. Will you be checking this out?

 

Source: Tencent PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Oct, 2017 At 02:30 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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inXile Entertainment,the makers of games such as Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera are now approved Switch developers. The news was revealed by Brian Fargo on twitter.

 

This is excellent news, and their games will be perfect for Switch. What do you hope to see them bring to the system?

 

 

 

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Bethesda has shared a new launch trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

 

 

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus rockets the action and chaos to new heights. As BJ “Terror-Billy” Blazkowicz, prepare for an adrenaline-fueled romp with a rag-tag group of resistance fighters all striving toward one common goal: kicking Nazis out of America! Featuring larger-than-life set pieces and an impressive arsenal of fully upgradeable retro sci-fi weaponry, blast your way through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and releases on October 27, 2017, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the Nintendo Switch version to release in 2018. Winner of more than 100 awards at E3 2017, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus also received four nominations from the official E3 Game Critics Awards (including Best of Show) and won Best Action Game.

For more information about Wolfenstein II, visit www.wolfenstein.com.

This trailer is excellent, and Bethesda has been going all out with this game, and it seems that right now is the perfect time for a game exactly like this. Will you join the fight to take back America?

 

source: Bethesda PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Oct, 2017 At 05:11 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Nintendo Switch is going to have a very busy month this November, as a listing on the Nintendo eShop has revealed that the critically acclaimed dungeon crawler Heroes of the Monkey Tavern will be coming to the system on November 7th.

The game is a throwback to classic dungeon crawler RPGs and has been well received by fans on steam.

 

After countless days and nights celebrating within the infamous Monkey Tavern, our team of adventurers have spent every last penny… Their fates, however are about to change…

Like a gift from the gods, in walks a mysterious stranger who points them towards a high tower full of invaluable treasures .

It doesn’t take much more to rouse their thirst for adventure.

You will enjoy exploring a dungeon full of riddles, dangerous enemies and vicious traps.
And if luck favours…you will discover secret passages sheltering legendary weapons and armours.

– Dungeon exploration in grid-base movement
– 8 classes
– 3 difficulty levels
– 2 hours of intense music
– Static real time fights
– 22 different enemies, including 6 bosses
– Full keyboard and gamepad support
– Numerous traps and secrets
– More than 100 unique items

Will you be getting this?

 

Source: Nintendo eShop

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Oct, 2017 At 04:39 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

We’re pleased to announce that id Software’s demon-blasting masterpiece, DOOM, will launch for the Nintendo Switch on November 10.

In a new id Software developer video released today by Nintendo, creative director Hugo Martin and executive producer Marty Stratton discuss the many features that players will experience in DOOM on Nintendo Switch, including the full single-player campaign (with all difficulty modes), Arcade Mode, and the entire suite of Multiplayer maps and modes, including all previously released DLC content. They also go into further depth about working with developer Panic Button to ensure DOOM on Nintendo Switch feels as fast, brutal, and true to the experience gamers have loved on other platforms.

You can see the aforementioned video mentioned below

 

 

This is surprising news, considering that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim comes to Switch a week later. That is not a bad thing though as it shows there will be several quality games for Switch in November, just in time for the holiday season. DOOM is a masterpiece and not to be missed.

 

Source: Bethesda PR

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Oct, 2017 At 04:25 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Blizzard has another milestone achieved with their latest hit game Overwatch.  Overwatch has now reached 35 million players and is still growing.

A statement was released by the company

We are excited to announce that Overwatch has reached 35 million players and counting!

What a bunch of misfits and freaks we got here-we love it!

Thanks for teaming up with us, heroes.

It is always good to see a new IP succeed so well. Keep on playing!

 

Source: Blizzard PR