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By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Mar, 2017 At 04:09 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

Today we’re excited to offer a first look at Scalebearer -a relentless warlord determined to lead you to victory. Along with the recently featured Nyx, he’s just one of the many Champions who brings a unique set of abilities to enhance your own skills in Quake Champions.

This warlord of the marauding Greiss plundered the technology of countless worlds to strengthen his armies. But defeat by a reclusive, phase-shifting race led to his exile. Obsessed with vengeance, he discovered their power source: an ancient shrine holding a seething sphere of liquid within. When at last he slaughtered its guardians and entered, the sphere consumed him – and he vanished. He awoke in the Dreamlands, a bizarre, brutal realm, transformed by arcane energy. Now he seeks a way back to the waking world to regain his command and wield his newfound might.

 

Active Ability – Bull Rush

 

The galactic warlord’s active ability, Bull Rush, will let him charge head on against foes in Quake Champions, clobbering your opponents with full force.

 

Passive Ability – Heavyweight

 

Scarebearer’s Heavyweight passive allows him to use his extra weight to crush his enemies. Spot an enemy Champion approaching? A well timed rocket jump landing will crush opponents below your feet.

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Quake Champions is looking amazing, and should be a good return for the series. It may not be traditional Quake, but if Doom could be rebooted and be a success like it was, then we have confidence in Quake Champions.

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Mar, 2017 At 11:12 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Some big news on the Sega front

Project Sonic 2017 is now officially titled Sonic Forces.  It is due out for launch this holiday for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

The game’s key element this time is of “forces.”  On one side there is Sonic and his friends, and on the other there is Dr. Eggman and his evil army, representing the forces and good and evil.

The game is using a new engine called Hedgehog Engine 2. The developers are promising this will be closer to Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations than other games.

However there is some bad news, as Sonic Mania has been delayed until Summer. This is being done to ensure that the game is of utmost quality.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Mar, 2017 At 10:28 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWB Games and NetherRealm Studios have put out a new trailer for Injustice 2. This time they show off a full trailer for Firestorm, who was revealed for the game on the UpUpDownDown YouTube channel. The trailer shows off some other interesting things, such as characters and stage transitions.

Take at the trailer below.

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Mar, 2017 At 10:07 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Arc System Works Co., Ltd. is proud to announce Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastophe, the latest installment of the hi-speed 2D fighting game developed by FK Digital will be available today on Steam (PC) and the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®4.

“Chaotics” has become the sole source of energy in the entire world but the inventor of Chaotics, Dr. Tesla has suddenly disappeared and left the mysterious words, “CHAOS CODE” behind. The United Earth government has tried desperately to cover up both the scientist’s disappearance and his cryptic message, but the information had already gone viral.

The United Earth Government, left with little choice has offered a bounty to anyone who could solve the mystery behind the doctor’s mysterious words.

What exactly is “CHAOS CODE”…? Individuals from around the world take up the challenge, each with their own agendas. Some seek to control the power of Chaotics, there are those who seek to wrest control from the government, and others still are in it for simple financial gain. Thus begins the fight for the “CHAOS CODE”!

Key Features:

  • I Can’t Lie, They’ve Got Moves Like… Lupinus and Ray, newcomers to the series, join the rest of the chaos cast! Not only that, but each of the 16 unique characters have an additional four moves not present in the original that players can choose from to suit their play style.

  • Modes, Modes, Modes A variety of game modes such as Arcade Mode, Versus Mode, Mission Mode and more!

  • Such Color, Much Wow  Let your unique style shine through! Use the “Color Edit” Mode to customize the color scheme of your favorite character for that personal touch!

  • I Wanna Be the Very Best Play online with everyone from your friends to the best fighters from around the world, and battle them to compete for the highest rank!

You can see a trailer below

We will have a review of the game up within a few days. The game looks amazing and we hope we will enjoy it. Look out for the review.

 

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Mar, 2017 At 09:40 PM | Categorized As Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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Torment: Tides of Numenera was a game I was looking forward to for two reasons. One it is a spiritual successor to Planescape Torment, one of the best games ever made. The other is that it uses the Numenera Tabletop game as its setting, and Numenera is a game I have played often. So I had high hopes for this game. What I got was something a bit more than I expected.

TToN is unlike most RPGs, it is a thinking person’s RPG, more than any other. Whereas games like Fallout require a bit more action, Torment is a different beast altogether. The game is far more philosophical than people may expect. It asks deep questions, but the writing never lectures and it actually feels natural. It also references other parts of the Numenera setting and as a fan, that just made me feel giddy at times.

Torment is a deep game and one you can get lost in for hours. The gameplay does take a while to get used to, but once you do, it feels rewarding. This is designed as a throwback to the classic era of western RPGs as well as bringing in some modern aspects. Overall, I think the two have been blended very well, leading to a quality product.

If I had one complaint it is that I had some control issues. I played this on the PS4 and for some reason, at random times the controls became non responsive. When I say randomly, I truly mean it, as there was no rhyme or reason as to why these control issues happened. It really did get in the way of the game and I hope a patch can fix this soon.

A high point in the game, by contrast, was the audio and visuals. The game has an incredible soundtrack and a great art style as well. The two work together to give you a sense of nostalgia while still being firmly rooted in the modern day. I love it, when a game can accomplish that, and with Torment, it did so with amazing results.

All in all, if not for the control issues I experienced, I would say this is a perfect game. As it is, I will still recommend it, especially since a patch is likely. This is just an awesome experience and one I truly enjoyed.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Mar, 2017 At 10:34 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

 

 

PC Version Launches Today

After several months of beta feedback from players and a myriad of improvements, additions, and optimizations, we’re extremely proud to officially remove the “Beta” tag from The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and formally launch on PC. Strategy card game fans looking for a more depth and challenge steeped in Elder Scrolls lore can download the game for free via the Bethesda.net launcher, invite their friends, and start enjoying all the single-player and multiplayer content available.

 

Announcing Our First New PvE Content – The Fall of The Dark Brotherhood — Releasing April 5

We’re also revealing our first content update for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, The Fall of The Dark Brotherhood, a new PvE Story that tosses players into the role of a double agent hired to infiltrate the ranks of The Dark Brotherhood. Recruited by a sinister group to bring down the infamous and fan-favorite Elder Scrolls guild of lethal assassins, players will need to make key choices that both impact which missions you’ll play and decide the story’s ending.

 

The Fall of The Dark Brotherhood contains a massive new adventure that takes place prior to the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The new content will be broken into three sections, or maps, and will introduce more than 25 missions and 40 new cards to the game. By completing missions within the new Story, players will unlock new cards available only via The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood, including three new Legendary cards.

 

The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood will be purchasable in-game as three individual maps or as a bundle for a special price of $19.99 and can also be bought with in-game gold. Those who pick up The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood will also receive the Doom Wolf mount in The Elder Scrolls Online (PC/Mac only) as a bonus. This is just the first step in better integrating Legends and The Elder Scrolls Online going forward.

 

Future Updates and Features Revealed

With the official launch on PC, Bethesda has also revealed the roadmap for a massive amount of new content and features coming in the next couple of months, including:

 

  • Global iPad Launch March 23: The Elder Scrolls: Legends will release on iPad later this month, making its global mobile debut on March 23. The game will be available for free in the App Store.

  • Global Android Tablet Launch April: Following quickly after iPad, the game will also release on Android tablets next month, expanding its reach to millions of additional devices worldwide.

  • Twitch Integration and Spectator Mode – May will bring a major update that introduces Twitch integration and Spectator Mode, allowing players to more easily showcase their skills and watch live matches online to learn new strategies from the masters of the game.

  • New Gauntlet Mode – Also in May, a Gauntlet mode will be introduced in which players will compete in mini-tournaments with their own decks. In addition to the current Ranked ladder, Gauntlets can be of different sizes and lengths and will give players new opportunities to join in-game competitions they can play at their own pace

  • Mac OS Launch:  Also coming this spring, The Elder Scrolls: Legends will continue to expand to new platforms, launching globally for Mac OS.

  • Major Expansion This Summer The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood is just the first of a number of new Stories and Sets coming to Legends in 2017, with the first new, large set scheduled for release this summer. More information on this set will be revealed at E3 2017 in June.

  • Mobile Phones This Summer – The game will make the jump to phones this summer, bringing strategic card play to both iPhones and Android phones. More information, including the launch date, will be revealed at E3 2017 in June.

The Elder Scrolls Legends is a great spinoff for the series and has been warmly received. I suggest checking it out, as it is a great experience.

Source: PR Email.

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The Elder Scrolls is a beloved RPG series, and yet many people seem unaware there are spinoffs other than Legends and Online. There were some mobile phone games and two PC games, An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire and The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard. The games didn’t do very well, mostly due to Battlespire being a drastic genre shift and Redguard, while a serviceable action adventure game, was made on outdated and had development issues that ended up costing more in the long run.

These two spinoffs may not have done well but there is still potential in spinoffs for the series, especially prequels like Redguard . Specifically, one prequel spinoff that would be a good idea is one that would let people play as Tiber Septim/Talos as he forges his empire. The character is an integral part of Elder Scrolls lore and getting the chance to play as him at last would be amazing. This would also open up many opportunities to see the events of the backstory that we have heard about, actually unfold before our eyes.

This potential game would also be good in another way. After the events of Skyrim, the Dragonborn’s tale is done and in more ways than one, since lore wise, there will not be any more in the series universe. But a game like this would once again allow people to play as a Dragonborn since Talos was one himself. The game can even find new ways for him to gain access to his shouts since the dragons were mostly not around in his time. We could see Parthunaax and the Greybeards summon him, which was referenced in Skyrim, and we can finally clear up the mystery of how he ascended to godhood.

In a previous article, I suggested that Bethesda test out their upcoming engine for Elder Scrolls VI on a different game before ES6 is made, sot here will be less bugs. A spinoff like this is a perfect opportunity for that. As well, Bethesda could experiment with different gameplay styles. This could be an RPG like the main series but with its own set up, or an even more action oriented game than before, and being a spinoff will allow more freedom to take risks.

If Bethesda is worried about revealing too much about the series lore, they shouldn’t worry as they have a built in safety net. When Bethesda came up with the concept of the Dragon Break and CHIM, it essentially gave free license to retcon anything and not have to worry about it being lore breaking, because the very lore of the series allows this.

My only real true request if such a game is made though, is for better voice acting. The voice acting in Skyrim was not that great, some of the cast did well but some were clearly just reading off lines in a bored tone that broke the immersion.  Better voice acting could truly make this game have much more of an epic feel to it.

I truly believe this would be an amazing spinoff and one that fans would love. But now I turn the question to the readers. Would you want this game? Let me know.

 

 

The above was the opinion of the author and the author alone and doesn’t necessarily reflect the reviews of Real Otaku Gamer or its staff.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Mar, 2017 At 01:56 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Adult Swim Games Sent out the following

Bone-crushing rains. Large, hungry creatures. A defenseless slugcat trying to find its kin. From Adult Swim Games and Videocult, survival platformer Rain World arrives on PC and PlayStation 4 March 28.

 

As a small slugcat separated from your family, you must fend for yourself in a mysterious industrial wasteland the flood has carried you into. Relying on stealth, wit, and well-timed pounces, learn the rules of your new environment to keep fed while staying out of harm’s way. Both prey and predator, the creatures in Rain World’s living ecosystem follow their own survival instincts, learning from each encounter.

Climb through the ruins of an ancient civilization, evade the jaws of vicious predators, and discover new lands teeming with strange creatures and buried mysteries when Rain World releases March 28.

 

Key Features

?     Sneak, climb, and pounce your way through a dynamic, ever-changing ecosystem of predators and prey

?     Explore a vast world of over 1600 rooms, spanning 12 diverse regions filled with ancient secrets and undiscovered dangers

?     Nimble movements and procedurally generated animation gives slugcat a natural fluidity of movement and unique sense of weight

?     Intense, primal predator encounters will challenge your reflexes

?     Limited resources and the constant, impending threat of rain will test your nerve

This looks like an extremely interesting game. It seems like it has a lot of potential and we are excited to see more of it. We hope to have a review of I shortly after launch,

By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Mar, 2017 At 10:42 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bethesda sent out the following

 

It’s almost time to return to the Arenas, so dust off your rocket jumping and Railgun skills – sign-ups for the highly anticipated Closed Beta for Quake Champions are now open on the game’s new official site: http://www.quake.com

The new website is loaded up with details on many of the Arenas, weapons and Champions you’ll be able to check out when the game enters Closed Beta.
So check out the new site, sign up for the Closed Beta, and get ready to head back to the Arena. Quake Champions will launch in 2017 on PC.

For more on Quake Champions, visit http://www.quake.com

You can see the new trailer here

Quake Champions looks to be an interesting take on Quake and we are extremely excited for it. Hopefully the game lives up to previous entries in the series.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 7 Mar, 2017 At 08:29 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Adult Swim Games sent out the following

Adult Swim Games is proud to partner with Andrew Morrish on Kingsway, a fantasy RPG where actions are performed by managing a multitude of windows in a computer operating system. In Kingsway, multitasking skills will serve you better than extensive off-hand knowledge of enemy weaknesses.

Every few generations, a beast of immeasurable size flies over the King’s land and blocks out the sky, and only the prophesied adventurer can save the land from certain destruction. In this case, it just so happens that also working a desk job makes you particularly qualified to become said adventurer.

Enemies come in the form of pop-ups, quests are emails that are sent to your inbox, and your backpack is a file folder often in need of decluttering. Using the tools and customization available in the Kingsway Operating System, find your optimal workflow to complete tasks and save the King’s land?while taking care not to get distracted by spam or lose critical items you swore you’d get to later.

Kingsway releases later in 2017 for PC.

This looks really interesting and opens up some new ideas in gaming. Here is hoping this accomplishes what it sets out to do well.