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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Mar, 2017 At 03:25 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Sony has announced a new PSN flash sale for this month. It runs from today until the 27th. Check out the deals below.

 

PS4

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition$4.49
Alchemic Jousts$4.49
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy$7.49
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition$20.99
Battleborn$17.99
Battleborn Digital Delexue$22.49
Blood Bowl 2$12.49
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection$17.99
Broken Age$4.99
Citizens of Earth$3.74
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink$2.99
Commander Cherry for Playstation Camera$4.19
Dangerous Golf$5.99
Defense Grid 2$1.49
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition$7.49
Drawful 2$2.99
Evolve$8.99
Evolve: Digital Deluxe Edition$11.99
Evolve Ultimate Edition$14.99
Far Cry 4: Gold Edition$17.99
Far Cry Primal: Digital Apex Edition$16.49
Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game$1.74
FORCED: Slightly Better Edition$4.49
FreezeME$2.99
Gryphon Knight Epic$2.99
Handball 17$14.99
Headlander$5.99
Hue$4.49
I, Zombie$1.34
Killzone: Shadow Fall$4.99
-KLAUS-$4.99
Kromaia ?$5.99
Laserlife$2.99
Last Wings$2.39
LIMBO$1.99
Lithium: Inmate 39$1.99
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut$1.99
Machinarium$2.99
Mega Coin Squad$4.99
Murdered: Soul Suspect$4.99
MXGP2 – The Official Motocross Vieogame$14.99
Perfect Universe$2.99
PONCHO$2.99
Pumped BMX+$1.99
Quiplash$2.49
REUS – Deluxe Edition$8.39
Rollers of the Realm$2.49
Rugby 15$5.99
Sebastian Loeb Rally EVO$14.99
Shutshimi$2.99
Siralim$2.99
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition$8.99
Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition$11.99
Terraria: PS4 Edition$5.99
Tharsis$3.74
The Banner Saga$5.99
The Bridge$2.89
The Evil Within$5.99
The Evil Within Digital Bundle$8.99
The Jackbox Party Pack 3$7.49
The Magic Circle: Gold Edition$5.99
The Park$3.89
The Swindle$3.74
Tour de France 2016$11.99
Trackmania Turbo$11.99
Trials Fusion$5.99
TRON RUN/r$4.99
TRON RUN/r: Deluxe Bundle$7.49
Umbrella Corps$7.49
Umbrella Corps: Deluxe Edition$9.99
Woah Dave!$1.24
Zortix$2.99

Vita
Adventure To Go! $4.49
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy $7.49
Best of Arcade Games – Deluxe Edition $5.99
Broken Age (Cross Buy) $4.99
Carnage Heart EXA $5.99
Chameleon $1.19
Citizens of Earth $3.74
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars $7.49
Elminage Original $2.99
End of Serenity $4.49
Ethan: Meteor Hunger (Cross Buy) $2.49
Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl $4.49
Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley $5.99
Hue (Cross Buy) $4.49
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon $4.49
Killzone: Mercenary $4.99
Last Wings (Cross Buy) $2.39
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (Cross Buy) $1.99
Monster Hunger Freedom Unite $3.99
MotoGP 13 $8.99
Mystic Chronicles $4.49
Persona 4 Golden $8.99
Power Stone Collection $2.99
Pumped BMX + (Cross Buy) $1.99
Reel Fishing: Master’s Challenge $5.99
Reel Fishing: The Great Outdoors $4.49
Rollers of the Realm (Cross Buy) $2.49
Rugby 15 $4.49
Shutshimi (Cross Buy) $2.49
Siralim (Cross Buy) $2.99
Super Blackout $0.99
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls $11.99
The Bridge (Cross Buy) $2.89
The Swindle (Cross Buy) $3.74
Warriors of the Lost Empire $1.79
Woah Dave! (Cross Buy) $1.24
WRC 4 – FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP $8.99

PS3
ArcaniA – The Complete Tale $2.99
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Ultimate Edition $8.39
Assassin’s Creed III Ultimate Edition $14.99
Assassin’s Creed II Ultimate Edition $5.99
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD $5.99
Assassin’s Creed Rogue $8.99
Best of Arcade Games – Deluxe Edition $8.99
Best of Board Games – Deluxe Edition $7.49
Bionic Commando Rearmed $1.99
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 $1.99
Capcom Arcade Cabinet $7.49
Catherine $4.99
Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut Ultimate Edition $3.99
Dead Rising 2 Off the Record $5.99
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen $7.49
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara $2.99
Ethan: Meteor Hunter (Cross Buy) $2.49
F1 RACE STARS $5.99
Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game (Cross Buy) $1.74
Final Fight: Double Impace $2.49
Handball 17 $11.99
How to Survive $4.49
Hunter’s Trophy 2 – America $2.99
Hunter’s Trophy 2 – Australia $2.99
Jeopardy! $3.99
Jeopardy! Ultimate Edition $4.99
Judge Dee – The City God Case $2.39
Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season $5.99
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (Cross Buy) $1.99
Lost Planet 3 $3.99
Mamorukun Curse! $1.49
Mega Man 10 $2.99
Mega Man 9 $2.99
MotoGP 13 $11.99
MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT $3.74
MX vs ATV: Alive $1.99
Pumped BMX + (Cross Buy) $1.99
Raiden IV: OverKill $4.49
Red Faction: Armageddon $2.99
Red Faction: Guerrilla $2.99
Remember Me $3.99
R-Type Dimensions $2.99
Rugby 15 $4.49
Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition $8.99
Spelunker HD $2.99
Spelunker HD Ultimate Edition $5.09
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions $4.99
Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People Season Pass $4.49
Tales of Monkey Island Bundle $5.99
Terraria $3.74
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 $2.99
The Bridge (Cross Buy) $2.89
The Evil Within $5.99
The Evil Within Digital Bundle $8.99
The Jackbox Party Pack $4.99
The Jackbox Party Pack 2 $4.99
The Swindle (Cross Buy) $3.74
The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries $4.49
The Walking Dead: Season Two – Season Pass $4.49
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season $5.99
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory HD $4.49
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD $11.99
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell HD $4.49
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow HD $4.49
Truck Racer $2.99
Wheel of Fortune $3.99
Wheel of Fortune Ultimate Edition $5.39
WRC 4 – FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP $5.99
WRC 5 FIA World Rally Championship $11.99

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Mar, 2017 At 12:45 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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11 Bit Studios put out the following.

Travel back to the streets of 1980s NYC as former detective Jack Kelly. Framed for murder, demoted to the lowest ranks, and forgotten by old pals, this is your last chance to uncover the truth behind this terrible mess. Just don’t forget about writing tickets. You’re a beat cop, after all.

And, in addition to awesome storytelling, Beat Cop has all the cool extra you love in games, like cool pixel-art, multiple endings, ’80s nostalgia, and humor to make your mother blush.

This looks to be an interesting game and should provide a unique experience. We hope to have a review up sometime soon.

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Mar, 2017 At 12:59 PM | Categorized As Otaku Music, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarGame music cover band Moiré Effect has put out a new song that is a Power Ballad version of the Moon Theme from Ducktales on the NES. This song has lyrics as well, and is rather catchy.

 

 

 

Moiré Effect started as a garage rock band in the late ’90s when the guys were in high school. In the last couple years they’ve been revisiting their original songs as well as putting out VGM covers for games including Deus Ex, Chrono Trigger, and Cave Story. You can follow Moiré Effect on Twitter or Facebook.

Thank you to Jayson Napolitano for bringing this to our attention.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Mar, 2017 At 12:15 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Frozenbyte sent out the following

 

Has-Been Heroes, the challenging roguelike game of strategy and action from Frozenbyte and GameTrust (coming to Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC) has been delayed by a week in Europe and Australia/New Zealand due to logistical issues. The new launch date for those territories is Tuesday, April 4th.
The US and Steam releases are still on target for Tuesday, March 28th.
Joel Kinnunen, Vice President of Frozenbyte and Producer on Has-Been Heroes, together with Marketing Manager Kai Tuovinen issued an apology video in typical Frozenbyte tradition:

The delay is unfortunate, but if there is something they need to clear before the game can launch in those regions, then it has to be done. We hope to have review of the game shortly and to share our opinions on it.
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Mar, 2017 At 11:17 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Focus Home Interactive posted the following

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Release Date Unveiled in Music Trailer

Action-RPG Shiness, from indie studio Enigami, will be available for download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 18 April 2017 as revealed in today’s Music Trailer. The game’s universe was born over 20 years ago from the pen strokes of Samir Rebib, Artistic Director of the studio. Composed of passionate people, independent studio Enigami went through a successful Kickstarter campaign, allowing the project to grow and gain momentum until it was accompanied by Focus Home Interactive.

In today’s Music Trailer, we invite you discovering the magical lands and characters of the Lightning Kingdom, accompanied by an entrancing, original soundtrack composed by Enigami co-founder Hazem Hawash. This gives you a first taste of the tracks that will accompany you along your journey.

The indie studio has pumped all its energy and passion into Shiness, and in less than a month a child’s dream finally becomes an indie-RPG with a bold personality… and enchanting music!

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom will be available for download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 18 April 2017.

 

This game looks absolutely amazing and should be a lot of fun. This looks like a really unique game, and like a breath of fresh air in gaming. We hope to have a review of the game sometime soon.

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The following was sent out.

 

 

Bigben and Games Workshop are happy to announce their partnership for the development of a console and PC game based on the renowned Warhammer Fantasy Battles IP.

This adaptation of the franchise will be the first Hack and Slash game to unfold in the Warhammer world. The game takes place in the Old World, a dark and bloody continent devastated by the wars against Chaos. Dive into the heart of the Warhammer story, become a hero and battle to survive the desolation.

The French studio Eko Software, known for attracting millions of survivors in the How to Survive series, was entrusted with the new Warhammer Fantasy Battles adaptation.

“We are very pleased to work with Games Workshop developing a game which draws from the incredible potential of the Warhammer world. The Eko Software and Bigben teams have long been fans of this franchise from day one, including myself. Warhammer Fantasy Battles is well suited to offer players something quite innovative in the timeless hack & slash genre.” affirmed Benoit Clerc, Director of Video Games at Bigben.

“We’re really pleased to start this new partnership with Bigben, and this project will be an amazing opportunity for gamers to experience an epic story in the first Hack N’ Slash game set in the classic Warhammer Fantasy world. Eko did a great job with their How To Survive series and we’re confident they are going to do something amazing with our IP. I know the Bigben and Eko staff are massive fans of our lore and I can’t wait to see what they come up with.” declared Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop.

Additional information on the story, key realms and geography, the platforms and playable races will be unveiled shortly.

I would say this sounds interesting, but there really isn’t much to go on other than that this will be a Hack and Slash game set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe. Hopefully it is a good experience.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Mar, 2017 At 01:52 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarYoutuber JonTron recently made some very controversial and racially charged statements. While we wont go into what was said, this has led to a blowback against JonTron ( real name Jon Jafari). This has created a problem for Playtonic Games, as JonTron was set to lend his voice to their upcoming game Yooka-Laylee.

Playtonic put out the following statement today.

We recently became aware of comments made by voice artist JonTron after development on Yooka-Laylee had been completed,” the firm told GamesIndustry.biz in a statement.

“JonTron is a talented video presenter who we were initially, two years ago, happy to include as a voice contributor in our game. However, in light of his recent personal viewpoints we have made the decision to remove JonTron’s inclusion in the game via a forthcoming content update. We would like to make absolutely clear that we do not endorse or support JonTron’s personal viewpoints and that, as an external fan contributor, he does not represent Playtonic in any capacity. Playtonic is a studio that celebrates diversity in all forms and strives to make games that everyone can enjoy. As such, we deeply regret any implied association that could make players feel anything but 100% comfortable in our game worlds, or distract from the incredible goodwill and love shown by our fans and Kickstarter backers.”

Given the extremely contentious issues going on right now, and the blowback against JonTron, it is extremely understandable that Playtonic would not want him in the game. This is Playtonic’s first game and any controversy surrounding it, could hurt the game and thus their studio. As such, what they did was perfectly understandable. Free speech guarantees you can say something, but there are still consequences.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Mar, 2017 At 09:57 AM | Categorized As Featured, News, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Chaos Code was a fighting game that was too big and yet too small for its own good. That may sound strange but its true. The game had so much too offer, but not enough modes to make it viable for a strong competitive scene.

Chaos Code : New Sign of Catastrophe for the PS4 is an enhanced port of the game that serves to fix the problems that held the original release back. It somewhat succeeds at this, while maintaining what made the original release fun. The fighting is intense and fast paced, yet isn’t as hard to learn as it might seem. Playing this with my Hori Fightpad was a great experience and I took to the controls right away. Playing locally and the arcade mode was a fun time and gave me a high opinion of the game.

I love the art style and visuals. They are flashy but not too intense and give the game a great look that fits it well. The music and sound effects are great, with audio that fits the gameplay for the most part, although some of the voiceovers are…awkward to say the least. As stated above, the controls are fluid and easy to learn. I was pulling off intense moves in a very short time, and that made the experience much more satisfying for me.

But it isn’t all sunshine however, as there was one major issue that ruined much of my experience. That problem was the fact that I was unable to connect online for any matches whatsoever. This was not an issue on my end, as I hoped into online matches in some other fighting games. I only had a problem here, and as such, I cannot review the online. I really wanted to see how it played but it simply did not work at all for me.

Chaos Code : New Sign of Catastrophe is a great game with what it has available, but the issues with the online features really hurt it in my opinion. I really hope to see this get patched soon, as I don’t feel right leaving this as a full review considering I cannot play online for whatever reason. As such, I will re-review the game once the online works well. For what is playable though, it is a great experience. Just be aware that the multiplayer has issues. If you play locally primarily, then you wont have a problem, and there is single player content as well, so there is still something for most players. The problems with the online is just a major flaw I cant look past however. I know some people were able to play online with no issues, but every time I tried to play over the last few days, I had this issue. As such, I cannot recommend this just yet.

 

By Nate VanLindt On 22 Mar, 2017 At 07:44 PM | Categorized As Books, Comics/Manga, Featured, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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Chances are you probably grew up reading either the ‘Hardy Boys’ or the ‘Nancy Drew’ novels.  Those old blue and yellow-spined hardcovers on your bookshelf filled with stories of the exploits of Frank and Joe and Nancy and Bess.   Just the mention of Franklin W. Dixon or Carolyn Keene brings back fond recollections for many of us, and they weren’t even real people.  All the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew stories were ghost written by contract writers for years.  The same goes for the ‘Bobbsey Twins’ books by Laura Lee Hope and the ‘Tom Swift’ novels by Victor Appleton Jr.    These books gave literally generations of young readers the basics of deductive reasoning and entertained them all the while.  The first Hardy Boys book was published in 1927 and the first Nancy Drew book in 1930 and they’ve been in continuous print ever since.

With their long-lasting popularity, it’s not surprising to see Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys occasionally resurface every decade or so for a facelift and some renewed book sales.  But one thing that most any fan would definitely not be expecting is the new comic series from Dynamite Comics entitled ‘Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie.’  ‘The Big Lie’ is everything that no one would expect from a Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys team-up comic.  It’s gritty, violent, and hard-hitting right from the beginning.  The content is grim, the artwork has a rough retro feel, and the story is quite frankly, shocking.  It’s hard not to go into details without ruining the plot, but suffice it to say a fair assemblage of well-loved characters manage to make an appearance in issue one without things feeling crowded. On top of that, there are some surprising cameo appearances that might cause you to wax nostalgic.

Anthony Del Col of Kill Shakespeare fame manages to pull together tendrils of all our communal visions of Bayport from our childhood and weave them into the beginnings of a crime drama more reminiscent of an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street than a children’s mystery.   On top of that, Werther Dell’Edera’s minimalist art, which echoes notes of Darwyn Cooke but with more rough realism, perfectly rounds out the feel of the story.  Frank, Joe, and Nancy live very much in our present in this story and not in the picturesque Bayport that we read in novels as children.  People in this world are imperfect, petty, vicious, and most assuredly real.  It’s a novel approach to characters that have been relegated to childhood memories for far too long.

For those of you that weren’t raised on a steady diet of old clocks and tower treasures, never fear.  ‘The Big Lie’ stands well on its own regardless of your familiarity with the original source content.  It’s well-written, well-drawn and starts off a solid crime drama with a bang.  Issue one is at local comic book stores now, but it’s hard to expect anything but greatness from the forthcoming issues.  This one is a sleeper waiting to become a hit and whether you’re a fan of Frank, Joe, and Nancy or not, ‘The Big Lie’ is an absolute must-read for the indie comic reader.   One caveat however – this comic is definitely not for young readers.  It’s rated Teen+ and well deserves the rating.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Mar, 2017 At 02:01 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is coming very soon and it seems the surprises are still coming.

As it turns out, there is another playable character in the game in the form of Wonder Girl. She is playable in both the HD version and  the classic 8 Bit look of the game.

The game releases April 18 and should be an exciting experience. Have a look at the Wonder Girl trailer below.