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By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Dec, 2016 At 01:30 AM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarAt the Capcom Cup, a new trailer was shown for Akuma. This trailer is longer and more extended version of the one shown earlier at the presentation. Take a look below.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Dec, 2016 At 11:16 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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Indie games are getting more and more creative these days and many show signs of great potential. Even the ones that do not live up to their full potential still have something very good to give. But sometimes the game has good ideas but they just are not mixed through well.

Exile’s End is an ambitious game with an interesting setup. It takes on the metroidvania genre and tries to provide something new, but doesn’t really succeed. I would tell you the plot, but the truth is that the plot matters very little in this game and a lot of the time it feels like its stuck in the background for the whole game.  The gameplay feels like an attempt at being a new metroidvania but comes off as mediocre and not fully done.

A major issue I have is that the game gives very little direction or instruction, and has too much backtracking involved. Even Metroid had instructions albeit in the form of subtle gameplay clues. Exile’s End is just confusing and hard to understand what to do. You will find items and weapons but have no clue what to do with them and it makes for a frustrating experience. Combat feels awkward and clumsy and, to tie it in with the above, when you have no clue where to go in the game, that leads you to die a lot.

This game has a lot of potential, but it is all wasted and leaves you with an experience that is lacking. it isn’t a terrible game but it is not something I would recommend checking out. It has the right ideas but just does not use them in the right places. While hand holding is a bad thing, a little guidance isn’t. And awkward controls and a confusing layout will just lead to a lot of headaches. This game could have been so much more, but it just is not. I would pass on this.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Dec, 2016 At 10:27 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarAt The 2016 Game Awards, Arkane Studios and Bethesda showed off a new trailer for the reboot of Prey. It looks to be taking the series in a very interesting direction, and I am curious where they are going. See the trailer below.

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Dec, 2016 At 10:46 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarYacht Club Games has released a new trailer for Shovel Knight, this time to show off Specter of Torment Trailer, the upcoming DLC that puts you in the role of Specter Knight. The DLC will release in the spring and is looking pretty awesome. Check out the trailer below.

 

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Dec, 2016 At 10:41 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarAt The Game Awards 2016, Nintendo showed a new teaser trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, showing off a lot more of the game and what could be some surprising new elements. Take a look below

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Nov, 2016 At 11:36 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarIt has been announced that Empoleon will be coming to Pokken Tournament’s arcade edition on December 15. You can see the announcement below.

 

With all these added characters, I am more convinced than ever we may see a port of this game for the Switch.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Nov, 2016 At 11:10 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarYacht Club Games posted the following on twitter

It sounds like at the Game Awards, we will be seeing a look at the Spectre of Torment DLC for Shovel Knight. Are you excited?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Nov, 2016 At 01:44 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No Gravatarshakedown-hawaiiRetro City Rampage developer Vblank Entertainment,has released a new trailer for the upcoming game Shakedown: Hawaii™

A new 16-Bit open world adventure from the creator of Retro City Rampage. Coming to PlayStation, Nintendo and Steam in 2017.
Sign up for the Shakedown: Hawaii updates at: http://vblank.com/subscribe.php

The trailer is looking awesome and we cannot wait for this game to come out. It should be amazing!

By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Nov, 2016 At 01:19 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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ARK: Survival Evolved is finally coming to PlayStation 4 on December 6. The devs put out this statement.

We know it’s been a long wait for PlayStation survivors, who have always been very vocal and supportive of the game and finally, today we can proudly announce that ARK: Survival Evolved will be launching on the Playstation Platform this December 6th! This would not have been possible without each and every one of you, Sony heard your roars and together we were able to work together for this special winter release!

ARK: Survivor’s Pack will be available for purchase in both North America and Europe, this bundled offering includes both the base game, ARK: Survival Evolved, and the massive desert-themed expansion, ARK: Scorched Earth together!

The ARK: Survivor’s Pack gives PS4 players an up-to-date version of ARK: Survival Evolved that includes the previously released content, plus Scorched Earth — ARK’s first Expansion Pack. The Survivor’s Pack adds extra PS4 content including a Bionic Giganotosaurus skin plus an entire Manticore armour set for male and female characters.

The bundle will be available for $54.99 USD in North American regions, or €49.99 in Europe. European survivors will also have the opportunity to pick up ARK: Survival Evolved as a standalone game for €34.99 and its Scorched Earth Expansion Pack for €19.99. Unfortunately, we were not able to release the content as two standalone items for the North American regions, until Spring 2017.

PS4 ARK players will, of course, receive a constant stream of major updates packed with new dinosaurs, weapons, armour, mechanics, and lifestyle improvements, in approximate tempo with the other platforms, until the game releases as a final product in Spring 2017.

Welcome to the ARK Tribe PS4 Survivors, we’re happy to have you join us on this wild ride and hope you’re ready for the next few content-packed months! See you on the 6th! ;)

All the best,

Wildcard Jat and the ARK: Survival Evolved Team

Its been a while coming but it is here now. Will you be buying it?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Nov, 2016 At 01:50 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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December’s PlayStation Plus games were announced today and have some good items among them.

Invisible Inc. Console Edition combines turn-based strategy with the world of espionage. Use stealth, technology, and teamwork to break into the most dangerous corporations in the world.

If stealth and intrigue isn’t your cup of cocoa this winter, no worries! Stories: The Path of Destinies on PS4 is also coming your way. Guide the heroic Reynardo through an always evolving world that will feel colorful and vibrant, where your choices will affect not only Reynardo’s fate, but the lives of those around him.

Full Lineup

  • Invisible, Inc., PS4

  • Stories: Path of Destinies, PS4

  • Hyper Void, PS3

  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, PS3 (Cross buy on PS4 and Vita)

  • Color Guardians, PS Vita (Cross buy on PS4)

  • VVVVVV, PS Vita

 

This sounds like a good lineup to me, but what do you all think?

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