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By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Nov, 2017 At 10:17 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Switch success for Indies continues. Ron Gilbert has revealed that his new game, Thimbleweed Park, the successor of sorts to Maniac Mansion, has sold best on Nintendo Switch. the reveal was made via twitter.

 

 

We published a review of the Switch version earlier this year. If you haven’t seen it, it is available here

 

Let’s hope the indie success keeps up!

Have you bought the game yet? Let us know!

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Nov, 2017 At 10:08 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo will be running a Cyber sale starting today until December 11. The following games are on sale.

 

Game System Discount

1-2 Switch

Nintendo Switch 20%

Super Bomberman R

Nintendo Switch 20%

I Am Setsuna

Nintendo Switch 40%

Puyo Puyo Tetris

Nintendo Switch 15%

LEGO City Undercover

Nintendo Switch 30%

LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game

Nintendo Switch 30%

Disgaea 5 Complete

Nintendo Switch 16%

Mario Sports Superstars

Nintendo 3DS 30%

Bravely Default

Nintendo 3DS 30%

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Nintendo 3DS 20%

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Star Fox 64 3D

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Nintendo 3DS 50%

FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

Nintendo 3DS 40%

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Nintendo 3DS 30%

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

Nintendo 3DS 50%

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Dragon Ball Fusions

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Blaster Master Zero

Nintendo 3DS 30%

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Nintendo 3DS 60%

Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Castlevania

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

Nintendo 3DS 66%

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Breath of Fire

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move

Nintendo 3DS 50%

THEATHRYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL

Nintendo 3DS 50%

SteamWorld Dig

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Story of Seasons

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Demon’s Crest

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Dillon’s Rolling Western

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Gargoyle’s Quest

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Gunman Clive

Nintendo 3DS 50%

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Mutant Mudds

Nintendo 3DS 50%

Axiom Verge

Wii U 50%

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Wii U 20%

FAST Racing NEO

Wii U 33%

Hive Jump

Wii U 33%

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

Wii U 50%

Bit.Trip Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

Wii U 75%

SteamWorld Dig

Wii U 50%

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Wii U 50%

Runbow

Wii U 50%

CastleStorm

Wii U 50%

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers

Wii U 50%

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge

Wii U 50%

Gunman Clive HD Collection

Wii U 50%

All games included in the sale will be available for purchase in Nintendo eShop, as well as directly at https://happyholidays.nintendo.com/cyber-deals.

 

What will you be buying?

 

Source: Nintendo PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Nov, 2017 At 11:20 PM | Categorized As News, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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The following was sent out

Xbox players, it’s time to lace up your skates… V7 Entertainment are happy to announce that after many long nights at the rink, Bush Hockey League is coming to Xbox One on November 29th for $11.99 USD

Bush Hockey League channels classic arcade style action (NHL 94, Blades of Steel, and Tecmo Bowl to name a few) with an old-school aesthetic from the 70’s era. No helmets, bench clearing brawls, and way too many mustaches to count can all be found in the Bush Hockey League.

Since the release of Bush Hockey League in March, V7 Entertainment have been hard at work answering players feedback to create the best arcade experience possible. The Xbox One release comes with every change packed in and is definitely the best version to hit the ice with.

Bush Hockey League features:

  • Play as 10 original teams, honouring hockey’s storied history.

  • Story-mode let’s you take the down on their luck Schuylkill Hinto Brews from the Bush Hockey League dumps to glory!

  • Score some beamers with your friends in competitive or couch co-op

  • Drinking a beer and you don’t want to put it down? No problem! Bush League Hockey has a one-handed beer mode so you sip and rip some slappers.

Will you be lacing up your skates for this on Xbox One? Let us know!

 

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Nov, 2017 At 11:22 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Shoot em Up games are awesome, there is no denying that. But then there are games that are pushing the genre is new directions. Whether it be through adding story, platform elements, or more ways to interact with the environment, developers are now realizing that there is a lot more that can be done than was previously thought. Enter Two Tribes with Rive Ultimate Edition on Nintendo Switch, the definitive edition of Two Tribes genre bending shooter.

Rive Ultimate Edition is certainly unlike other shoot em ups, and not just because it involves more of a narrative. The game truly gives the shooter genre some new ideas ,by forcing you to think of how you are supposed to progress. This is not to say the game is slow paced in any way, as the action is fast and intense and will keep you coming back for more. It is just that Rive is a different beast altogether. I called this a genre bending shooter above, and I feel that is the best way to describe this game. Rive changes the rules and innovates on the shoot em up genre in ways that have not been considered before. Is this even a shooter? Or has it become something else altogether?

Rive uses the Switch to its full potential, with full HD Rumble support, new modes and more achievements. What new modes? Co-Pilot mode, where two players can play simultaneously with one Joy Con each. Both players control the same ship, and must work together to progress. It sounds awkward but makes for a surprisingly fun time. The HD Rumble is also very well integrated, which makes the experience more immersive and intense.

I feel that Rive: Ultimate Edition is one that Nintendo Switch owners should not pass up. While the Switch has a lot of great shoot em ups, this is one that sets itself apart in a good way. I highly recommend it.

Disclaimer: A review key was provided by Two Tribes.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Nov, 2017 At 08:57 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bloodstained: Ritual of The Night will be coming out sometime in 2018. Development seems to be nearing the end, and the developers are now asking for fan input on bonus lines and content they are interested in seeing. This is mainly in terms of Easter Eggs and such and not major changes.

They also noted they are accepting more than one submission, and all they ask is that the submissions be impressive to them.

They sent out the following tweet

Will you submit an idea?

 

We will have a review of Bloodstained: Ritual of The Night when the game launches in 2018 (Disclaimer: This author was a backer of the kickstarter)

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Nov, 2017 At 06:04 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The state of Hawaii will be investigating EA and other companies under claims of predatory practices. This is with regards to Loot Boxes and whether or not they are forcing gambling onto consumers.

 

This is a major event, because government has not intervened to this extent in gaming in decades. Hopefully some positives will come out of this.

 

What do you all think?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Nov, 2017 At 04:10 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Aksys Games has announced that Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[ST] will be getting released in the west on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita in February 2018.

They made the announcement via the tweet below.

 

 

Will you be getting this?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Nov, 2017 At 07:29 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo sent out the following

 

Nintendo continues to roll out additional content for the Splatoon 2 game for the Nintendo Switch system, and is now releasing two free software updates with a ton of new content and a new way to play. The first free update hits on Nov. 23 and adds a new stage for Salmon Run, new gear and new hairstyles for Inklings, as well as many other features, with additional new battle stages rolling out beginning Nov. 24. The second free update will be available mid-December and introduces a frantic new Ranked Battle mode called Clam Blitz, which involves picking up clams around the stage and trying to throw them into your opponent’s basket.

Splatoon 2 is now available in stores, for digital purchase on the official website or in Nintendo e ...

“These free new additions to Splatoon 2 deliver surprises to fans to keep the fun going,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This new content significantly expands the game and provides a great value for players, regardless of whether they purchased it on launch day or have it on their holiday gift lists.”

The two free updates include the following content:

Nov. 23 Update

  • Four New Battle Stages: While four new battle stages are coming to Splatoon 2, they won’t all be available immediately after downloading the update. Like with previous additions, the stages will roll out over the subsequent weeks, giving players new surprises as they play throughout the holiday season and beyond. The first new battle stage, MakoMart, will be available to play on Black Friday, Nov. 24, with Shellendorf Institute, Walleye Warehouse and Arowana Mall coming soon. The new MakoMart stage is a giant superstore-style stage, so what better time to play than on Black Friday! Shellendorf Institute is new to the series, while Walleye Warehouse and Arowana Mall are popular stages returning from the original Splatoon game.
  • New Salmon Run Stage: Fan-favorite multiplayer mode* Salmon Run is getting a new stage. After downloading the update, Salmonid Smokeyard will be added to the stage rotation. In Salmonid Smokeyard, a wide gap on the beach divides two upper platforms, with fan lifts being the quickest way to traverse the two platforms. Teamwork is required to use the fan lifts effectively.
  • New Gear: Approximately 140 pieces of gear are being added to Splatoon 2. These include shoes, headgear and clothes, like a motocross mask, and additional winter clothing (perfect for the cold weather!), as well as returning items from the original Splatoon game.
  • New Battle Music: Two new bands have been gaining popularity in Inkopolis! The punk-flavored Bottom Feeders and classically trained avant-garde-style Ink Theory are contributing new songs to the already music-rich game.
  • New Hairstyle: When customizing an Inkling, four new hairstyles will be available to choose from – two each for female and male characters.
  • Higher Level Caps: Currently, players are maxed out at Level 50. After downloading the update, the new maximum level will be raised to 99. If players talk to Judd when they reach Level 99, they’ll have the option to reset their level display to Level ?1 so they can continue raising their level.
  • New amiibo Functionality: Tapping a compatible amiibo figure after the update will let players take and share in-game photos in preset locations in Battle Stages, in addition to being able to take photos in Inkopolis Square. Players can also add fun filters to their images.
  • Convenient Gear Swapping: Players that want to change gear between battles in Regular Battle, Ranked Battle and Splatfest Battle (Solo) won’t have to exit to the lobby anymore! After downloading the update, gear can be swapped out without leaving the match room, making it quicker to get back to splatting. For Regular Battle, this also means players can play the next battle with the same players.

Mid-December Update

  • Clam Blitz: In Clam Blitz, competing Inklings are tasked with collecting clams scattered around the stage. After one is picked up, the clam follows the player. The objective is to throw the clam into the basket near the opponent’s base. The first team to score 100 points wins! But, of course, this being the fiercely competitive world of Splatoon 2, things are not as easy as they seem. The baskets are protected by a barrier, which much be destroyed first. After collecting 10 clams, the player will earn a Power Clam. These super-powered clams are the key to breaking the barrier, so strategy will definitely be involved in which clams are used to destroy the barrier and which are used to earn points. Not to mention the extra-satisfying opportunity to steal opponents’ clams by splatting them…

Splatoon 2 is now available in stores, for digital purchase on the official website or in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The upcoming software updates are both free and can be downloaded starting on Nov. 23 and in mid-December. For more information about the game, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com/.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

You can see a trailer for the updates below

This is a pretty major set of updates to Splatoon 2. Are you excited by this news? Let us know!

By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Nov, 2017 At 11:08 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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A recent interview with Gematsu, revealed some interesting things regarding Square Enix’s plans for the Switch.

According to  Yosuke Matsuda

Nintendo Switch makes it easier for us to leverage our back catalog of assets and expertise, so we want to be proactive in creating new IP and rebooting past titles for that platform.

He further elaborated that

Nintendo Switch is seeing rapid uptake, and we welcome the arrival of such a platform. We intend to be proactive in our development efforts given that it’s a platform that is well suited to the mid-sized titles at which we excel

 

This is really interesting news. What could Square Enix be planning for Switch? This has us very excited indeed, and hopefully we will find out soon what they have in store.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Nov, 2017 At 05:55 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Description

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Combines all the content of Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition with all-new enhanced features. Includes 100+ hours of award-winning adventures and the tools to create your own! Play alone, with a friend, or join up to 64 others online! Step into a fantastical world filled with magic, wonder, and adventure at every turn.

Enhanced Features

  • Improved Display: Your portrait, combat bar, inventory, and other UI elements adjust in size based on your chosen resolution including 1080p and 4k.
  • Advanced Graphics Options: Pixel shaders and post-processing effects make for crisper, cleaner visuals. Enable contrast, vibrance, and depth of field options as preferred.
  • Community Endorsed: Original developers have teamed with key members of the Neverwinter Nights community to curate important fan-requested improvements to support players, storytellers, and modders.
  • Backwards Compatibility: Works with save games, modules, and mods from the original Neverwinter Nights. A galaxy of community created content awaits.

Description

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Combines all the content of Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition with all-new enhanced features. Includes 100+ hours of award-winning adventures and the tools to create your own! Play alone, with a friend, or join up to 64 others online! Step into a fantastical world filled with magic, wonder, and adventure at every turn.

Enhanced Features

  • Improved Display: Your portrait, combat bar, inventory, and other UI elements adjust in size based on your chosen resolution including 1080p and 4k.
  • Advanced Graphics Options: Pixel shaders and post-processing effects make for crisper, cleaner visuals. Enable contrast, vibrance, and depth of field options as preferred.
  • Community Endorsed: Original developers have teamed with key members of the Neverwinter Nights community to curate important fan-requested improvements to support players, storytellers, and modders.
  • Backwards Compatibility: Works with save games, modules, and mods from the original Neverwinter Nights. A galaxy of community created content awaits.

This is excellent news, and we hope to cover this game more in the future. Will you be getting this remaster?

 

Source: Beamdog PR