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By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 May, 2017 At 06:48 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Opinion, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Switch has been out for a while now, and two of its biggest games were ports from the Wii U, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. There has also been a port of Lego City Undercover and there has been speculation on more coming. Some have started complaining and feel they do not want Wii U ports as they would rather have new games and new experiences. as they see the large amount of ports on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as a bad route for Switch.

This however, somewhat misguided. The Wii U did not sell well, and most of its game have not reached a wide audience. Ports to the Switch would be an opportunity for more to experience games like Pokken Tournament, like Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, like Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze and so on. Games like Fatal Frame Maiden of Black Water and  Bayonetta 2 would be given a wider audience this way, and we could potentially see new sequels because ports do well. The fact is, the games did low numbers and they can be saved by ports.

Ports to the Switch would help by giving more games that can fill out the release scheduled and avoid droughts. Ports will likely be handled by outside parties and not Nintendo themselves, and there is nothing stopping Nintendo from releasing both new games and remasters on the Switch. I would even say that it comes off as rather selfish to not want ports and remasters, because while you may have played these games on Wii U, others may not have because of the Wii U’s sales numbers. The Switch is bringing a large new audience to Nintendo, these new players  may want to play games they may have missed on the Wii U. It just makes sense to have ports, and not doing it would be leaving money on the table. I hope you can understand where I am coming from with this. It feels elitist and reeks of snobbery to hate ports this way.

 

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The above was the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect ROG or its staff

By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 May, 2017 At 02:16 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Monster Hunter is already helping Nintendo out, and this is only hours after the game was announced for Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo’s market value has risen by 2.2 billion dollars after the announcement of Monster Hunter XX for Switch. Yes, that number is real. This has resulted in an eight year high for the company, which is a sign of investors going all in on Nintendo and the Switch.  Monster Hunter is a major deal in Japan, and is considered a true killer app for any system. The fact that the Switch is receiving an entry may have caused investors to realize that the momentum of the system is not slowing down anytime soon.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2017 At 07:01 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Capcom’s Ultra Street Fighter II launches tomorrow on the Nintendo Switch, but the publisher is not stopping there. Capcom, via the official Monster Hunter twitter account, has revelaed that Monster Hunter XX will receive a Nintendo Switch version

 

This is a really big deal and the Monster Hunter series was directly responsible for a lot of the success of the 3DS. Hopefully the game finds a big audience on the Switch, although it is almost guaranteed to do so. It is a good move by Capcom and this is the right time to do it.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2017 At 04:55 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Baldur’s Gate is a legendary and beloved CRPG series, and one that has recently been remastered by Beamdog. After being asked by a fan on twitter about the possibility of the Baldur’s Gate games coming to the Nintendo Switch, Beamdog responded by saying that is an interesting idea and they will make the suggestion to the team. However, they also said they can make no promises yet.

To have  the series on the Switch would be absolutely amazing. I would hope that not only would these come but also Planescape: Torment. These games would take advantage of the system, especially the touchscreen, which not many games have been using.

 

Would you want the games on Switch?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2017 At 12:12 PM | Categorized As News, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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June is soon upon us and along with E3 this coming month, there will also be a new month of Xbox Live Games Wwith Gold.

 

In addition to the two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games that can be play through Backward Compatibility, Xbox Live Gold members will also get free DLC for Phantom Dust in June.

Now for the games! On Xbox One we’ll have the competitive racing game Speedrunners available from June 1 – 30 followed by the open-world hacking adventure of Watch Dogs from June 16 – July 15. On Xbox 360, and on Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, explore the American frontier in Assassin’s Creed III from June 1 – 15 followed BioWare’s classic fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Origins on June 16 – 30.

All games will be available for a limited time only as part of Games with Gold, so get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action!

  • Speedrunners ($14.99 ERP): Available June 1-30 on Xbox One
  • Watch_Dogs ($29.99 ERP): Available June 16-July 15 on Xbox One
  • Assassin’s Creed III ($19.99 ERP): Available June 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
  • Dragon Age: Origins ($14.99 ERP): Available June 16-30 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
  • DLC for Phantom Dust ($14.99 ERP): Available June 1-30 on Xbox One

This is a very good month for Games With Gold, containing some truly amazing games to experience.  If you have not yet played these gems, now is the chance to experience some truly great gaming.  Microsoft is hitting it out of the park with Games With Gold lately and this is no exception.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2017 At 12:12 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle  has received even more proof of its existence. This time from a source that has consistently been right.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has received a classification from the Brazilian ratings board. The game was officially added in a listing today, with Ubisoft is also listed as its producer, which is a sign that Nintendo will not be publishing. It seems Ubisoft is the primary part here.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 25 May, 2017 At 09:26 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Pokemon developer Game Freak is recruiting for a new game. The company has put out an official job listing for a programmer who will be involved with some sort of RPG on 3DS.

We have no  further details, and nothing more is included in the listing. Could this be a new Pokémon game? We know a new entry in the series is supposed to come to Switch, so could this be something new instead?

We will have to wait and see.

 

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 May, 2017 At 08:21 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Larian Studios sent out the following

Larian Studios has announced that Divinity: Original Sin 2 will launch on September 14, 2017. Much larger than its highly-awarded predecessor, Divinity: Original Sin, the game gives players tabletop RPG-like freedom to complete quests and explore a world like no other. Divinity: Original Sin 2’s critically celebrated Game Master and PvP modes will also be available at launch, giving players a toolbox to create their own tabletop-style adventures, as well as an arena where they can compete in strategic multiplayer combat against each other.

Players can already purchase Divinity: Original Sin 2 on Steam for $44.99 and play the game’s first act in Early Access here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/435150/Divinity_Original_Sin_2/ 

To celebrate this announcement, Larian Studios is releasing a new Early Access patch, featuring two never-before-seen areas and a new companion relationship system. Character creation and crafting have also undergone a serious transformation, and players will finally have a first glimpse of the upcoming new origin story, a pirate dwarf named Beast. For more information on this patch and all it contains, check out a new Kickstarter Update video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiWM2nuCTSQ

 

Divinity: Original Sin 2 promises a darker and more expansive story than its predecessor. Set a thousand years after the original, Divinity: Original Sin 2 puts players in the role of a renegade user of forbidden magic. Our heroes will decide who will be the next god of Rivellon and what that god will do with its powers.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 expands on the player freedom that made 2014’s Divinity: Original Sin so much fun. Divinity: Original Sin 2 features five playable races and a new tag system that lets players shape the background and motivations of their characters, from noble elven cannibals to swarthy dwarven outlaws. Each choice you make shapes the world, impacting how you complete quests, solve problems, and build relationships – go anywhere, take anything, and kill anyone, but be careful of the repercussions!

Divinity: Original Sin 2 breaks new ground in what players expect from role playing in their RPGs, featuring 4-player co-op through which players can compete or cooperate to reach their goals. The new relationship system provides more nuance to character interactions, as individuals will have their own objectives and priorities based on their background and race. Whether you choose to balance your party’s individual goals for the greater good or fight to make sure you always get your way, character relationships play a major role in determining how players advance through the world.

Tactical combat returns in Divinity: Original Sin 2, with even more elemental interactions and powerful skills opening up new strategic considerations. Divinity: Original Sin 2 introduces a new spellcrafting system that lets players combine spells to create powerful and unexpected results. New combat skills give the less magically-inclined plenty of strategic options to influence the fight. Also, for the first time in a Divinity RPG, it is possible to challenge other players to PvP combat in demanding arena battles.

There is more news to come from Larian Studios in the coming months – follow the studio on social media and  keep an eye on Twitch channel for more information on the biggest RPG of 2017!

Divinity Original Sin was an amazing throwback to the classic CRPG games of old, and provided a new generation of gamers with a different kind of challenge. Hopefully the sequel gets just as good of, if not better reception as it looks amazing. This is the type of genre throwback the RPG genre needs more of.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 May, 2017 At 12:02 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarMario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a real game and is coming to Switch. This was made official after a leak today of the artwork. The leaked image was taken down but then the following image was provided by Ubisoft to comicbook.com, thereby giving official proof the game is real.

 

 

 

This is an unusual combination for Nintendo, but I have to say, that the art style looks interesting and I am intrigued by this. With Nintendo supervising, the gameplay will no doubt be awesome. Are you excited?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 May, 2017 At 08:24 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo of Japan has released a new promo video showing off more indie games for Nintendo Switch. Among the games shown were Owlboy, YIIK and Cat Quest.

 

Nintendo is going all out to get indie support for Nintendo Switch and this is a great sign. hopefully they keep this up and have steady stream of great indie games for the system.