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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Jul, 2017 At 11:04 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Uncategorized, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Friday the 13th: The Game developer IllFonic has denied reports that the studio has moved on from the game.

The following tweet was released.

 

 

IllFonic then went on to note that they have multiple teams and no resources are being taken away from one game for another. Hopefully this puts the false story to bed.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Jul, 2017 At 11:02 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Here is some awesome news. Splatoon 2 has sold over 671K physical copies in Japan in its first  3 days. This far outpaces the sales of Zelda on Switch and shows that Splatoon 2 will be a major player in terms of system sales for the Switch.

In addition, 102K Switch systems were sold in Japan in the 3 days.

For comparison. The original Splatoon’s Japanese debut sales were 156,610 physical copies on Wii U.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Jul, 2017 At 10:41 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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Kadokawa Games will be publishing, a deluxe port of The Game Paradise  for4800 yen, winter 2017 in Japan.

The game is a complete port of the Saturn version and has addition content/features, including the ability to play as City Connection’s protagonist, Clarius.

It was also noted that development is around 65% done, but if the game releases this year, it will mark the 20th anniversary of the original release.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 Jul, 2017 At 12:11 AM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Inti Creates is no longer part of the development of Bloodstained…..At least not the main game.

The developers revealed on the game’s forums that Inti Creates left the main project last E3, but they will still produce the “prequel mini-game.” DICO hastaken Inti Create’s place, and  ArtPlay is also still the main developer.

 

Maybe it is best to clarify it here. Inti Creates is not involved in the main development of the Bloodstained game, but they are involved in the prequel mini-game. Part of the vagueness is to avoid unneeded attention and negative speculation. So yes, they are involved but not in the main game since last year’s E3. DICO has picked up the development from where they have left off under mutual agreement.

A lot of parties are involved so it could be quite confusing. ArtPlay is the main developer, while we are hiring DICO as a third party developer. We created the game design, story, direction, gimmicks, and the overall production of the game while DICO creates art assets, design levels, and basically filling in the manpower ArtPlay doesn’t have. In the future, you’ll most likely see 505 Games and ArtPlay credited on trailer videos and articles to come out.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Jul, 2017 At 08:55 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Another game has been confirmed for Nintendo Switch.

 

Coming from Nintendo Everything

 

Superbeat: Xonic will offer over 50 music tracks and 200 different play patterns on Switch. 4TRAX (beginner), 6TRAX, and 6TRAX FX (master) difficulties are included, as well as a tutorial mode. In Free Style, you can experience endless gameplay. Local and worldwide rankings will be supported, too.

According to a retailer source, Superbeat: Xonic is currently planned for October 3 on Switch.

This is great news. The Nintendo Switch is getting more and more third party support, and looks to avert the fate of the Wii U. This is great for not only Nintendo fans but fans of gaming in general. A strong Nintendo is needed for a strong industry.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Jul, 2017 At 08:35 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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NBA Playgrounds has done well for itself in terms of sales. The developers have revealed that the game has passed half a million sales.

You can see the announcement via the tweet below

 

 

This is great news for the game and this style of gaming in general

By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Jul, 2017 At 09:26 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Fresh off the ComiCon reveal of Shin Akuma’s inclusion in Ultra Street Fighter II, Capcom has released a new trailer to show off the character and how to unlock him

 

Will you be trying this out?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Jul, 2017 At 08:12 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Overcooked: Special Edition will launch on Switch this Thursday, as announced by Team17. The Pricing will be $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99.

Overcooked: Special Edition will have all the D:C as well as the base game along with  HD Rumble support.

Here’s a rundown of features:

? 44 campaign levels which can be played solo or couch co-op with up to 4 players
? 9 versus levels to play head to head locally with either 2 or 4 players
? 22 different chefs to play as. Choose a human, racoon, dinosaur, French bulldog, robot or even a reindeer in your quest for culinary greatness!
? A range of crazy kitchens to play across with different recipes to master – cook soup, burritos, burgers, fish and chips and more!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Jul, 2017 At 05:33 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarTHQ Nordic sent out the following

 

Prepare for bullet-hell! Sine Mora EX, the extended version of the critically acclaimed original Sine Mora, will be out on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation™4 on August 8th, 2017. The version for Nintendo Switch™ will follow later this summer. The game will be available as digital download for PC, Xbox and PlayStation 4. A retail version for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is also out on August 8th, and there will also be a retail version for Nintendo Switch™.

 

About Sine Mora EX

Sine Mora EX is a side-scrolling shoot’em up that provides a unique challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, Sine Mora is a gorgeous shoot’em up offering both a Story Mode that weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre. The story mode can be also played in local co-op mode.

Sine Mora EX features:

  • 16:9 Aspect ratio (instead of 16:10 which is still an option)

  • Full English Voice Overs (Original Hungarian ones are still available as an option)

  • Local co-op for up to 2 players in Story mode

  • 3 New versus modes: Race, Tanks, Dodgeball

  • New challenge levels

  • Improved Rendering

 

Sine Mora EX promises to be a shooter like no other. Will you be getting it when it releases?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Jul, 2017 At 04:25 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The following was sent out

 

 

Portalarium®, an Austin-based game developer and makers of the highly-anticipated fantasy role-playing game, Shroud of the Avatar (Shroud), have announced a partnership with Neverdie Studios to support the company’s Initial Coin Offering(ICO). Neverdie Studios produces games, live action movies, records and virtual products. Their ICO is a blockchain-based project aiming to create an Ethereum-based gaming platform. Shroud of the Avatar is the first game outside the Neverdie product lineup exploring how to utilize NDC. The two companies also announced today that Garriott would become an advisor to Neverdie Studios.

Jon “Neverdie” Jacobs, Neverdie Studios founder said, “This is a historic accord between two iconic avatars aligning to champion avatar rights. With the wise council of Richard “Lord British” Garriott, a legendary avatar, adventurer and world builder providing priceless insight into the development of the gamified virtual reality infrastructure to unite MMORPGS and virtual worlds, I’m confident that our noble ambitions will remain virtuous and have the greatest chance to succeed. Richard’s council on the structure and balance of universal gaming tokens will be invaluable.”

“We are devout believers that people living in and contributing to our virtual worlds can and should earn real world value for the time and value they bring to our world,” said Garriott, Portalarium’s CEO and Shroud’s creative director. “Having direct access to a publicly tradeable currency is a great way to provide this. I’m also extremely pleased to be invited to advise Neverdie on this exciting and ambitious project. Additionally, Shroud of the Avatar already has a deeply committed player base while in early access. We are exploring how our players can earn market based value with NEVERDIE NDC and TPT tokens that are both useable directly in the game as well as traded on the open market.

Shroud of the Avatar combines a single-player narrative story with a sandbox massively multiplayer online (MMO) experience. The game is the second highest fully crowdfunded game ever and currently stands at more than $11.8 million raised.

The Shroud production team includes Executive Producer Starr Long, who along with Garriott helped produce the groundbreaking Ultima Online MMO and New York Times bestselling author Tracy Hickman, who wrote the popular Dragonlance fantasy novels.

Shroud of the Avatar is currently in early access but is targeting a commercial release in late 2017.

Richard Garriott is a true legend in video game design and all RPG games owe him a great debt for his work on the genre. Hopefully this game will be amazing and see Garriot have another gaming triumph.

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