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By Stark Wyvern On 19 Oct, 2017 At 11:56 PM | Categorized As PC Games, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Geneshift, which is out now for Steam is an insane shooter, that take place inside an office building. You run and gun in a rather strategic place in an Isometric 2D environment and are forced to really think about what you are going to do. The enemies will learn you are there and will shoot at you with infinite bullets. This game isn’t a simple one, as the enemies really do just start shooting, and with tight hallways to maneuver, one wrong move and you will be sent back to the last checkpoint.

Another interesting thing about the game and in my opinion far harder than the shooting aspect is driving. The game literally begins with a driving portion and it is not fun. Trying to get through a small hall with a truck is no easy feat.  Not to mention the fact that as soon as you get to the bottom, the other guard in the building is instantly shot. You have to also jump over this gap, and figuring out how to accelerate over it with a keyboard was certainly a new experience for me.

Geneshift is a quick and troublesome shooter, that really does make you think. You need to conserve ammo as not all of the enemies drop it, and if they do it is only 10 pieces. This game will test your mettle again and again, and make you angry in parts I’m sure. It really is a fun game however, even though it is often a game that lead me to want to quit. Geneshift is also one of those interesting games that you can play online with other people. There is a whole mode dedicated to playing online. Once you beat the solo story you can head online to face foes and team up with them too. Online is totally brutal and really not worth playing unless you are sure that you can handle it.

With many different game modes playing multiplayer should add even more replayability to this game. It really is interesting seeing what games actually use multiplayer and this one certainly deserves it. Try to last against people who are better at the game than you and see how long it takes you to ragequit!

Geneshift is available now on Steam. If you have the will, you will certainly be able to find out what is going on in this building. All you gotta do, is move slowly and conserve ammo and you will do alright.

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Bethesda has shared a new launch trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

 

 

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus rockets the action and chaos to new heights. As BJ “Terror-Billy” Blazkowicz, prepare for an adrenaline-fueled romp with a rag-tag group of resistance fighters all striving toward one common goal: kicking Nazis out of America! Featuring larger-than-life set pieces and an impressive arsenal of fully upgradeable retro sci-fi weaponry, blast your way through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and releases on October 27, 2017, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the Nintendo Switch version to release in 2018. Winner of more than 100 awards at E3 2017, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus also received four nominations from the official E3 Game Critics Awards (including Best of Show) and won Best Action Game.

For more information about Wolfenstein II, visit www.wolfenstein.com.

This trailer is excellent, and Bethesda has been going all out with this game, and it seems that right now is the perfect time for a game exactly like this. Will you join the fight to take back America?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Oct, 2017 At 08:15 AM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Today a new trailer dropped for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. The new trailer confirms new characters for the game including RWBY’s Weiss Schnee, plus Rachel Alucard and Hazama from BlazBlue.

The trailer also reveals that the game will be coming to PS4, PC and Switch in 2018;.

 

See the trailer below

 

 

 

By Stark Wyvern On 14 Oct, 2017 At 12:07 PM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, PC Games, Reviews, Reviews | With 0 Comments

No GravatarSplasher a colorful indie game out now for Steam is a quickly paced side-scroller, that will test your mettle at every turn. Using different types of ink and water, you will traverse trap filled areas to get to the end and rescue workers. This game is not for light-hearted as it is a no-nonsense platformer that will continuously work to undermine your success. Splasher is a fast game and one that will always keep you on your toes.

In Splasher it is your duty to get out of this scientific hell house, as you dodge all sorts of traps. The area is filled with machines that will make your progress difficult by forcing you to time your jumps right. If you get hit, you get sent back to checkpoints at least. In this game, there is only one way to get through it and that is without a scratch. It is intensely rigorous and will have you really planning every action.

The different things to help you really do assist in your playthrough. Bounce Ink, of course, makes you bounce which can be helpful but obviously could lead to trouble. Stick Ink allows you to run up walls but will go away if water is sprayed on it, which happens a lot. Water can move all sorts of things and that helps you move forward. While the world of the game might be trying to kill you, it is also aiding you of course.

Splasher is certainly a well-designed game, in that you can see how much work went into it. The art style is fun and cheery and you wouldn’t assume it would be hard, but it is. Though I’m also not a platformer master, I felt that it was a little too fast in the beginning. It has decent music and you want the character to succeed.

There are also other reasons to play this game and that is the integration of speed running and time trials. This game is a fast game and if you are a speed runner you will most likely love this game. Time Trials make sense in a game as fast as this, and they make you really feel the need to learn the areas to really maximize your times. One wrong move and you’ll have to start over. Speed running is also obviously a thing as this game really is just that fast. You’ll probably clear this game in a few hours, and feel like you want to play it again, and see how fast you can clear it.

Splasher is certainly a game worth playing or at least trying out. It is currently available on Steam and if you enjoy platformers it may just be right up your alley. So head out into the laboratory, and dodge, jump, and run your way to victory in Splasher!

By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Oct, 2017 At 03:34 PM | Categorized As PC Games, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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I am a massive fan of fighting games. This should be no secret to those who have read my previous work here. When Killer Instinct was announced and then released for Xbox One, I was excited since the series is a beloved one and fans have been clamoring for a revival for years. With the game’s recent launch on Steam, I have finally gotten the chance to play and experience the reboot for myself.

Let me start out by saying that Killer Instinct is a gorgeous game. The particle effects are second to none and every detail of the visuals is just incredible. The game is a true work of art and that is not even getting to the gameplay yet. In terms of the gameplay, Killer Instinct has one of the best tutorials of any fighting game, and a worthy rival to Guilty Gear for the claim of best fighting tutorial ever. It really shows you how to play even if you are not very good at most fighting games.

I love that Killer Instinct is easy to learn but difficult to master, as it creates a unique playing field. The gameplay is fast and intense, and with the awesome characters available, you will want to play them all. I was unsure what I would think of the new additions to the roster but Double Helix and then Iron Galaxy did a great job with the game. It just feels right. Every hit feels like it means something, and that might be due to the way the music syncs up with the gameplay.

Speaking of the music, this game has some amazing audio and more than lives up to the music of its predecessors. That in itself is a high achievement, but the game more than stands on its own, as it is some of the best music ever in a video game. You can tell so much love was put into this, both in tributes to what came before and in terms of new ideas.

Killer Instinct is a must play for everyone. The online play is awesome with little to no issues, and as the Steam version is the complete version with all content, there is a good amount of single player gameplay as well. This is the best revival of a classic fighting game that has ever been done and I fully recommend checking this out. I am eager to see what modders will do with the game, similar to games like Street Fighter V on Steam, but that is another story. The game runs well, plays well and is just all around amazing. I do not want to sound gushing but I really have no complaints about this. I do not regret the purchase of the game in any way and feel you all will not regret it either.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Oct, 2017 At 07:02 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Ever since Creation Club was announced at E3 2017, I was curious and worried about what to expect. Paid mods had been tried before and ended up being a bad idea then, so how would Bethesda handle it now?

I cannot comment on how Creation Club is with regards to Fallout 4, but Skyrim is another matter. As soon as the update launched for Steam, I was there to check it out, and see what was offered. As it stands now, I am very disappointed in the offerings and with good reason. While the limited offering are understandable as Creation Club just launched for Skyrim, the issues is that what is there, is expensive and often times has better free alternatives.

Admittedly, the free alternatives are more for PC users, even with free console mods, but it does raise a major issue. That is the pricing and nature of the content. Consider the Hearthfire DLC. It brought new houses that you could build yourself, adoption, new followers and minor quests along with some other content. It also only cost around five dollars. Compare this to some of the Creation Club offerings which are asking up to four dollars for a single weapon. Granted there is a quest often attached to some of the Creation Club offerings but they are nothing all that special.

Sheogorath’s staff for example is 2.50 and boasts of having a bonus artifact…… which is a fork. The quest to get it is nothing special and the actual item is just a magic staff that looks unique but doesn’t offer much. There is also Chrysamere, which looks almost exactly like it does in Morrowind, and that is not a good thing. To get it, you go through a dungeon as part of a quest, that sounds good except for the fact that the dungeon is just like every other dungeon with nothing unique in it. It is a superfluous quest that offers nothing, other than taking your money.

What is worse is that Chrysamere, and Stendar’s Hammer ( another offering), both have free alternatives that look and play much better. A major selling point Bethesda pushed was that Creation Club would have unique content, but the content just feels like paid versions of stuff you can get for free elsewhere, and better versions as well to boot. Then we have the four dollar option “Plague of the Dead”, which was hyped as a zombie mod…….and is essentially a minor quest, to kill retextured Draugr with minimal other effects. Some more undead spawn randomly after but again, it isn’t worth the money. There are more pieces for sale but I think you all get the point.

There is one other piece of content mention though. Originally when I wrote my first draft, I mentioned there was one piece that did stand out as worth getting. Ruin’s Edge is 4 dollars, which again is steep, but the bow was highly detailed, and there wasn’t anything like it elsewhere, and it had some truly unique features and ideas. It was truly unique to Creation Club. The key word in that last sentence being “was”. Within a few days, there was a free version made available for PC players and it is superior in almost every way. The Creation Club version visually looks better and has some neat touches, but the random effects were picked from a small set. The free version has a lot more variety to its effects and is far more true to the spirit of Shivering Isles. In addition, the quest to get the Ruin’s Edge in the free version is far superior and is a truly unique quest that involves returning to the Shivering Isles and ends with a memorable boss fight. I can no longer suggest the Creation Club version and this was almost the final straw for me. But There is also another issue with Creation Club that I have not mentioned yet. That issue is that some of the content offered has been causing issues for players, such as corrupted saves, and game crashes, which has ruined hours of gameplay for many people.

I want to like creation club and went in with an open mind but it was honestly as bad as people said it would be. Maybe Bethesda can turn this around, but it has definitely not left a good impression so far.

 

 

 

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The above was solely the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect those of Real Otaku Gamer or the other staff.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Oct, 2017 At 05:26 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Street Fighter V will finally be getting a much wanted feature.

 

We’re thrilled to announce Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, coming to all our warriors around the world on January 16, 2018! As the name suggests, this edition includes the highly-requested Arcade Mode, but it also includes much much more! If you’ve been spectating on the sidelines or waiting for the right moment to join the fight, you’ll definitely want to check this out. Without further ado, let’s get to what’s inside!

First off, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will come with all 28 characters, which includes those from Season 1 and Season 2 – there’s still one more character that we’ll be announcing very soon. In order to introduce more variety in each match, all characters will receive a second V-Trigger you can choose before the match begins! It’s time to see what else your main character is capable of. We’ll be rolling out more details in the future.

 

As previously stated, Arcade Mode will be present, but this isn’t your cookie cutter version. Being the #1 requested addition to Street Fighter V, we’re making sure it’ll be an experience rather than just a mode. As it’s our 30th anniversary year, we wanted to add even more to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition! Extra Battle Mode, V-Trigger moves, Gallery, and a UI design overhaul are among the features we can’t wait to show you in the future. There’s a lot of information to share with each of these new additions, so keep an eye out as we approach January.

 

Ready for even better news? As we promised in the past, the initial purchase of Street Fighter V is still the only one that you’ll need as the new gameplay-related content in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be part of a free in-game update for current players once it releases! That means if you currently play Street Fighter V, you won’t need to purchase anything else to get Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode, etc. – you’ll just need to download the update! For those who don’t currently have Street Fighter V, you’ll be able to purchase Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for $39.99, which will include everything we’ve mentioned above. We wanted to make sure there’s something to celebrate for both current and new players alike.
Thank you for your feedback and for supporting Street Fighter V throughout the years! We’re listening and are planning to bring you something we’re really proud of and can finally announce. Here’s to many more years to come for Street Fighter V!

 

It is good that the game is finally getting the features like this. Will it help the game turn things around? We will have to see.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Oct, 2017 At 01:23 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

 

To celebrate the launch of The Evil Within 2 this Friday, Bethesda is kicking off The Good Within fundraising campaign dedicated to raising charitable donations to support the efforts of the American Red Cross. The Good Within campaign will run through October, and to further the cause Bethesda will match all donations during the month up to $15,000.

 

Tap into The Good Within and help us raise money for Red Cross disaster relief efforts and humanitarian aid around the world. To be part of The Good Within, head to the official donation site: www.CrowdRise.com/TheGoodWithin. You can choose to donate money to support the Red Cross as a whole or select a specific cause you would like your donation to go toward.

 

Bethesda is also partnering with popular streamers who will be playing the highly anticipated survival horror game The Evil Within 2 prior to its release to drive awareness of the cause. Starting today, watch fan-favorite streamers take on The Evil Within 2’s twisted world of anxiety-inducing thrills! While giving fans a sneak peek of the unreleased game, these streamers will encourage viewers to donate via www.CrowdRise.com/TheGoodWithin and promote the campaign using #TheGoodWithin hashtags on social.

 

For more information on The Good Within fundraiser, please visit Bethesda.net.

 

The Evil Within 2 is slated for release worldwide on Friday the 13th, October 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Evil Within 2 has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

This is amazing, since with all the recent problems in the world, help is needed more than ever. Good on Bethesda for doing this and hopefully other companies will follow their lead. We all need to do what we can to help each other in this world and this is a good way to start.

 

Source: Bethesda PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 10 Oct, 2017 At 11:10 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

The Clockwork City DLC game pack for The Elder Scrolls Online has been dated and priced: ESO’s latest DLC will release on October 23 for PC/Mac, and November 7 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Clockwork City will be free to all ESO Plus members and available for purchase for 2,000 crowns for everyone else via the in-game Crown Store. The Clockwork City DLC game pack is available to all players and does not require ESO: Morrowind.

 

In addition to the base version, the Clockwork City Collector’s Edition will also be available and will include the DLC game pack, the Clockwork Skeevaton pet, the Kagouti Fabricant mount, and Five Crown Experience Scrolls. Players can purchase the Collector’s Edition for 4,000 crowns via the in-game Crown Store.

 

 

About Clockwork City

The Clockwork City DLC game pack will take Tamriel adventurers through a new zone unlike any other — Sotha Sil’s legendary Clockwork City — to investigate a new Daedric threat. The DLC game pack presents hours of fresh Elder Scrolls stories and is jammed with unforgettable architecture, strange creatures, and powerful hybrid monsters. Players will also find a new Trial – Asylum Sanctorum – that will test the mettle of any 12-player group; as well as new unique armor sets, customization items, crafting motifs, and more.

 

Players can get a sneak peek at Clockwork City content by embarking on the prologue quest, now live for all players, to investigate prominent diviners, scholars, and planar archaeologists who are being murdered by their own shadows. Players can travel to any local Mages Guild headquarters in Tamriel to find a note on a table titled “Order of the Eye Dispatch.” Reading the note will give the quest “Of Knives and Long Shadows,” and send players on their new adventure.  Once complete, players will receive the “Clockwork Obscuros” memento in their Collection.

The Elder Scrolls Online just keeps getting better and better. As a massive fan of The Elder Scrolls, this author appreciates all the work being put into the game and the sheer amount of detail. This is not one to miss.

Source: Bethesda PR

By Stark Wyvern On 6 Oct, 2017 At 12:59 AM | Categorized As Featured, PC Games, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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A Hat in Time is an amazing and cute game that fans have been waiting a long time for. I am certainly part of that club, and boy howdy did I like this game. A Hat in Time is an ode to classic Gamecube Era games and is a fun collect em all staring a fantastic little girl. Hat Kid is an embodiment in my opinion anyway, of the pure happiness that comes from these types of games. A go-getter type, Hat Kid does what she needs to complete missions and show the world she can do anything.

The game begins on her ship as she heads home. Soon her ships energy source, or hourglasses, are loosed upon an unsuspecting world. Hat Kid is forced to travel down and find them, taking on weirdos, and traveling to new lands. Each land is its own place and the characters are all wacky and zanier than in the last one.

You fight insane bosses who will take all of your cunnings to defeat. Help out weird locals with strange needs like filming a movie or fulfilling a soul-stealing contract. These quests are the only way to get hourglasses so do them all!

The worlds themselves have great music and are filled to the brim with strange things to discover. You never know what you’ll find and that is part of the fun. You’ll traverse each place and will feel full of joy as you uncover things and complete weird tasks. Nothing is too hard for our amazing hero.

You’ll meet so many weird characters, but the most interesting character is Mustache girl. A strange girl who is the same age as Hat Kid but sports a blonde mustache. Certainly a weird choice but one that seems to work. Is this girlfriend or foe, you’ll learn soon enough.

A Hat in Time is one of those amazing games that fans helped create through Kickstarter. I really do love that fans are now helping to make games in that way, as we really do choose what games to be made. This game certainly is filled with love, and if you are a fan of Gamecube era games, is one you should pick up. While not available on Nintendo Switch, this game is available on Steam, PS4, and XBox One. So go on a quest for hourglasses and help Hat Kid out, she might not need your help, but she will be glad for the company!

*Code was given graciously by the developers of the game*