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By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Dec, 2016 At 01:56 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarAt the finale of the Capcom Cup, a gameplay trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was shown. The game uses  2 on 2 system without assists and makes use of infinity stones as gameplay elements. Interesting changes to be sure but how will the audience respond? See the trailer below.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Dec, 2016 At 01:40 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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No GravatarmechA new MechWarrior game has been announced and it will be returning to the series single player roots.

Announced at MechCon 2016, Piranha Games is taking MechWarrior back to its singleplayer roots with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. Slated for a 2018 release, Piranha Games president Russ Bullock took the stage to reveal the first footage of MechWarrior 5, which is being developed using Unreal Engine 4. You can watch that demo in the video above and head over to MW5mercs.com for more info.

Though details are scarce, what we do know is that MechWarrior 5 is a completely standalone singleplayer game being developed by Piranha Games using a separate team than the one currently supporting MechWarrior Online, its multiplayer-only CryEngine game that went into open beta in 2012. MechWarrior 5 will feature “intense PvE ‘Mech combat in an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice.”

This is great news for fans of the series, especially those who felt alienated by MechWarrior online.

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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 4 Dec, 2016 At 01:27 AM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments
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An interesting announcement was made regarding season 2 of Street Fighter V at the Capcom Cup. Akuma will be the only returning character in Season 2 of Street Fighter V from previous Street Fighter games. The rest of the characters will be completely original to Street Fighter. This could mean they are from other Capcom games such as characters from Rival Schools or maybe Mike Haggar or another possibility is that they are completely original.

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?