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Just days after a Pokémon Go related driving fatality occurred in Japan, another death has resulted as the result of a driver distracted by the game.

When Pokemon Go launched in the West, it was the cause of a significant amount of questionable behavior and general mayhem. Thankfully, however, few people were seriously hurt. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of people in Japan. Yesterday we reported that an elderly woman was killed after a farmer playing Pokemon Go accidentally drove into her, and now we have a second fatality to report in as many days.

According to Japanese news sources, a 29-year-old Vietnamese woman was struck while riding her bicycle by somebody playing Pokemon Go and driving. The accident happened earlier this month, but the woman died from her injuries on Thursday. The 26-year-old man who hit her explained how the incident happened:

“Just before, I had been playing Pokemon Go, and I was going to charge my phone, and when I looked away, that’s when it happened.”

This is becoming a rather serious issue and despite warnings from Niantic, this is continuing. I don’t know what the solution is, but people need to be more responsible when they play.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Aug, 2016 At 01:05 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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Here are the Nintendo eShop Downloads for North America for the week of August 25th 2016

 

Wii U Download

Shadow Archer – $2.99

Wii U Virtual Console

Super Mario 64 DS – $7.99

3DS Download

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Monorail Trip to Okinawa – $19.99
Pixel Paint – $3.99
The Legend of Kusakari – $4.99

New 3DS Virtual Console

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting – $7.99
Street Fighter Alpha 2 – $7.99
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers – $7.99

3DS Demo

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice

eShop Sales

Wii U / 3DS

– Summer Savings – There’s one week left of the Summer Savings event, so don’t miss out. Nintendo fans are invited to celebrate the last days of summer with our Summer Savings event, which offers discounts of up to 30 percent on select games. Shop online at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals or on Nintendo eShop during the sale, which runs through 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1.
– The Delusions of Von Sottendorf and His Square Mind (Nintendo 3DS) and The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version (Wii U) are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 8.

Wii U

– Journey of a Special Average Balloon, The Letter and more games from TreeFall Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 31.
– Kung Fu FIGHT! is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to 99 cents) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.

3DS

– Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1
– Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is more than 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.
– Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure is 75 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.
– Toy Defense, Wakedas and more games from Circle Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 15.

Source: Nintendo PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Aug, 2016 At 08:20 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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It was announced today that Disgaea 2 is coming to Steam this coming January, The game will have the contents of the PS2 original and the PSP remake and even more content that did not come stateside.

 

 

~ The DEFINITIVE Edition! Includes all content from Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2) and Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (PSP) ~

Darkness is back. Overlord Zenon has cursed the land, and now, Veldime is transforming into a nasty Netherworld. Memories are sterilized, bodies demonized, the world is falling into chaos. The only one unaffected is a young man, Adell. He stands up to fight the curse, but things never go as planned. The haughty daughter of Zenon, a filthy little frog, lovable demon siblings and a washed-up rock star!? No one can ever predict what goes on in the world of Disgaea. And of course, other Overlords refuse to sit still watching…

Key Features:

Choose from over 200 character classes for your squad!
All-new Dark Court system where the good are punished and the evil praised.
The Item World is back! Customize your items to make them even better.
Utilize the new Stack Attack option, adding another layer of strategy.
Enter the Dark World: a hardcore world setting where you can display massive amounts of damage!
Play through Axel Mode and help Axel regain his popularity!
Head over to the Land of Carnage, defeat high level enemies, and claim victory!

New to Disgaea 2 PC:

Updated UI, keyboard and mouse support
New keyboard shortcuts
Playable on Macs & Steam Machines!
Three playable characters that never made it to the West: Dark Eclair, Gig, and Miabel!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Aug, 2016 At 03:03 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarCapcom has released a new trailer for the upcoming remasters of the Dead Rising series. The trailer shows off the games and the various improvements done to them.

Re-live the zombie outbreaks and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Dead Rising with Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and Dead Rising coming to Steam as a digital download, all in 1080p at 60 fps

The games look good and you can check out the trailer below.

 

 

Capcom also revealed more release details

 

In celebration of Dead Rising’s 10th Anniversary, we’re bringing Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record to a new generation of zombie slayers on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. All games feature Dead Rising’s classic zombie sandbox gameplay will include all DLC costumes and upgraded graphics presented in 1080p at 60 frames per second.

Here are the details:

  • Dead Rising (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam)
  • Dead Rising 2 (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
  • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
    • Each sold separately for $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99
  • Dead Rising Triple Pack (Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
    • Digital bundle for $59.49 that includes all three games (Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record)
    • Preorder the Dead Rising Triple Pack starting today for 16% off the normal bundle price!
Release Date:
  • Digital – September 13th, 2016

    • All three games

  • Retail Disc (North America Only)– Dead Rising and Dead Rising 2 only ?

    • Dead Rising – September 13th, 2016 ?

    • Dead Rising 2 – September 27th, 2016

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Pete Hines, the Vice President of Bethesda Softworks spoke with Finder.com.au about various subjects and the issue of game sales was discussed. It was revealed that Both The Evil Within and Rage sold well enough to warrant sequels. This doesn’t mean sequels are confirmed though as Hines refused to comment on what Bethesda has planned.

Pete Hines: I can’t talk about the unannounced stuff and what we may or may not do. I get myself in trouble whenever I do that. Even when we were talking about the Morrowind Remaster, if I come out and say, ‘I just don’t think that is going to happen,’ then people freak out. So I won’t confirm or deny stuff we may or may not do, as people jump to the wrong conclusions. But I do think both The Evil Within and Rage did well enough that we could make sequels. Personally I loved Rage and had a tonne of fun playing it, but we have a lot of stuff in the pipeline right now so you will have to wait and see.

With this known, it is exciting to think that we might see sequels to these games in the not so distant future. We will just need to wait and be patient.

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No GravatarKoei Tecmo has released a new gameplay video showing off how Guts will look in the upcoming Berserk Musou. The character looks true to his origins and the game is extremely graphic and bloody. Fans of the series will definitely appreciate the work being done in this video game.

You can check out the video here. Note, it is very bloody and graphic so watch at your own risk.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Aug, 2016 At 05:20 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarAtlus and SNK sent out the following

We’ll not beat around the bush. Team Ikari Warriors is an elite mercenary agency,
led by Commander Heidern, that’s tasked with gathering intel about Antonov and some
of the other… undesirables in
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV tournament.
These soldiers of fortune are big, strong, and not afraid of getting up close and personal in combat. Leading these warriors into the tournament is Colonel Ralf Jones, nicknamed the One Man Army, who is no stranger to fighting. Although Ralf is a bit hotheaded, he is an exceptional leader who utilizes a dangerous mercenary combat style that focuses on deadly strikes. Oh, did we mention that he’s ripped a tank wide open with his bare hands? Yeah, he’s pretty dangerous. His brother in arms, Lieutenant Clark Still, is a pretty dangerous dude too. Clark also trains in mercenary combat style, but he’s geared more towards wrapping his opponents up like a pretzel and slamming them. That being said, he’s calmer and more level-headed than Ralf and just as formidable. Lastly, we have the cold and professional operator Leona Heidern. Leona is the adopted daughter of Commander Heidern who uses a hybrid fighting style that combines martial arts with Heidern style assassination techniques. Although she is simply a soldier, she has the powerful blood of Orochi running through her veins and must keep her emotions in check to prevent bad things from happening. She’s not a total ice queen though, because Leona is very loyal to the Ikari Warriors and will fight to protect her friends.

Also, don’t forget to get ahead of the competition and download the free demo. Practice local versus with seven characters (Kyo Kusanagi, Mai Shiranui, Iori Yagami, Sylvie Paula Paula, King of Dinosaurs, Shun’ei, and Nelson) before the game comes out on Aug. 23!

Check out the trailer below

By Jonathan Balofsky On 29 Jul, 2016 At 06:11 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarSNK and Atlus have released a new trailer for the King of Fighters XIV. This trailer shows of Team Psycho Soldier and their abilities.

I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but Team Psycho Soldier isn’t really filled with
psychos or soldiers. On the contrary, it’s comprised of a famous J-pop idol, goofy
high school kid, and an old drunk kung fu master. Don’t let that fool you though,
because this team is legitimately dangerous.

First off, we have the psycho ball flinging Athena Asamiya. Athena is a cheerful
and friendly high school girl who is adored worldwide for being a famous pop star.
She has a strong sense of justice and always puts on a worthy show for her fans
on stage and in the ring. Athena utilizes a variety of psionic abilities and will
be a terror to any opponent in THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV tournament. Next up, we
have Sie Kensou, a goofy Kung Fu kid with a penchant for dragons. He fights with
a hybrid Kung Fu and psychic style, and has a lot of potential to become an
unstoppable
fighter. Oh, he’s also in love with Athena and hopes to impress her one day with
his fighting ability. That’s as good as any reason to fight right? Lastly, we have
the drunken master Chin Gentsai. Chin is a very ancient fighter who lulls his opponents
to sleep with his drunken antics before exploiting their carelessness. He is both
master and mentor to the two younger members of Team Psycho Soldier, and wants them
to test their psychic abilities in the tournament.

You can see the trailer here

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Jul, 2016 At 03:22 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarIn an interview with Nintendo Life, Rive developer Two Tribes has revealed that the game will be delayed on Wii U and might in fact switch to NX

Having been confirmed during the Spring for a September release on Wii U, PC, PS4 and Xbox One, there’s now some disappointing news for Nintendo fans. Two Tribes has confirmed to us that the Wii U version of RIVE won’t be hitting that window, and at this moment of time doesn’t have a fixed date. Two Tribes is keen to bring the game to Nintendo hardware and it may transition to NX – depending on what the next-gen system actually is – as the studio wants to ensure that the experience reaches its standards of 60fps performance, a benchmark vital to shooters and bullet-hell titles of this nature.

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First of all, can you talk us through the reasons and thoughts behind RIVE being delayed for Wii U, or perhaps being moved to NX instead?

It’s very important to us that Nintendo users will get a great version of RIVE, but unfortunately we don’t know at this point when or how we’ll be able to deliver this. There are two main reasons for this, one technical and one business related.

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The market has also changed. The game was supposed to ship over a year and a half ago, and things are a lot different now. Nintendo is exiting the Wii U market early in favor of the NX which means a long tail in sales is not looking likely. So that is the business part; do you release a game on a platform in its last days or on a new one that’s better suited and can reach gamers for years to come?

 

While this is disappointing , we can hope that Rive will be a success when it does arrive on a Nintendo platform. Whether that be on the Wii U or the NX. It is understandable that many are worried about the long term viability of putting a game on the Wii U with the NX looming, considering that Nintendo is winding down support. That said however, there is still a market of Wii U owners who would like games to play and this would be perfect. Either way, we wish them the best.
You can read the full interview here

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No GravatarThis Past Friday, Sega unveiled the first trailer for the new holiday 2017 Sonic game. This game features classic and modern Sonic but is said to not be a sequel to Sonic Generations. Also notable is that the game will be coming to the Nintendo NX along with other platforms

Check out the trailer below

 

 

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