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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Mar, 2017 At 09:57 AM | Categorized As Featured, News, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Chaos Code was a fighting game that was too big and yet too small for its own good. That may sound strange but its true. The game had so much too offer, but not enough modes to make it viable for a strong competitive scene.

Chaos Code : New Sign of Catastrophe for the PS4 is an enhanced port of the game that serves to fix the problems that held the original release back. It somewhat succeeds at this, while maintaining what made the original release fun. The fighting is intense and fast paced, yet isn’t as hard to learn as it might seem. Playing this with my Hori Fightpad was a great experience and I took to the controls right away. Playing locally and the arcade mode was a fun time and gave me a high opinion of the game.

I love the art style and visuals. They are flashy but not too intense and give the game a great look that fits it well. The music and sound effects are great, with audio that fits the gameplay for the most part, although some of the voiceovers are…awkward to say the least. As stated above, the controls are fluid and easy to learn. I was pulling off intense moves in a very short time, and that made the experience much more satisfying for me.

But it isn’t all sunshine however, as there was one major issue that ruined much of my experience. That problem was the fact that I was unable to connect online for any matches whatsoever. This was not an issue on my end, as I hoped into online matches in some other fighting games. I only had a problem here, and as such, I cannot review the online. I really wanted to see how it played but it simply did not work at all for me.

Chaos Code : New Sign of Catastrophe is a great game with what it has available, but the issues with the online features really hurt it in my opinion. I really hope to see this get patched soon, as I don’t feel right leaving this as a full review considering I cannot play online for whatever reason. As such, I will re-review the game once the online works well. For what is playable though, it is a great experience. Just be aware that the multiplayer has issues. If you play locally primarily, then you wont have a problem, and there is single player content as well, so there is still something for most players. The problems with the online is just a major flaw I cant look past however. I know some people were able to play online with no issues, but every time I tried to play over the last few days, I had this issue. As such, I cannot recommend this just yet.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Mar, 2017 At 03:03 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Pokémon Company has announced The 2017 Pokken Tournament Championship Series

Take a shot at becoming the Pokkén Tournament World Champion when the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series returns in 2017! In addition to the title, a combined $25,000 in prizes are on the line at the qualifying competitions in June and the World Championships event in Anaheim, California, this August.

This year, 16 players will qualify for the World Championships, and there will be only one age division for all competitors. Four players will receive invitations from each of the two qualifying events, plus four more players will be chosen from Japan, and the four top players from a Last Chance Qualifier occurring right before the main Worlds event will be the final contenders.

Good luck battling to become the next Pokkén Tournament World Champion!

The Pokémon Company continuing to support the game’s competitive scene is a great sign for the game’s future. Not only does it help the competitive scene grow but it also means it is likely we will see a Switch version of the game, as that is the system Nintendo is focusing on now. Perhaps we will even see the content that didn’t come tot he Wii U version, in a Switch version

 

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Mar, 2017 At 02:01 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is coming very soon and it seems the surprises are still coming.

As it turns out, there is another playable character in the game in the form of Wonder Girl. She is playable in both the HD version and  the classic 8 Bit look of the game.

The game releases April 18 and should be an exciting experience. Have a look at the Wonder Girl trailer below.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Mar, 2017 At 02:16 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarSNK and Atlus have revealed the next DLC character for King of Fighters XIV. Vanessa, the beautiful brawler, makes her return to the fight.

Vanessa was a fan requested character, so it is great to see her return to the fight. Now all that is left is the last character. Who could it be?

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Mar, 2017 At 11:35 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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There have been several reports of Switch users having experienced issues with Joy-Con connectivity, most notably with the left Joy Con. The issues have even made some send their systems  in to Nintendo for a fix.

As it turns out the process of fixing it is actually rather simple. CNET Australia sent in its left Joy-Con, and received it back about a week later.  What did the fix entail? Nintendo apparently just added a black square of foam in the lower-right corner, and this simple fix actually managed to solve the issue.

There is speculation that this piece of foam sits directly on top of the Joy-Con’s antenna traces, suggesting that it protects the antenna from interference. If it is removed, then the issues will resume. As well, CNET has suggested that this is a piece of conductive foam, which isa foam that’s been specially treated with nickel, copper or both so it can shield electronics from RF interference.

In addition to this, CNET has also noted that new Joy Cons are being sent out to retailers, with the problem fixed. Nintendo is clearly on top of things when it comes to fixing problems.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Mar, 2017 At 11:30 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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We knew it was coming thanks to Nintendo of Europe showing it in an image, but now it has been made official. Bloodstained: ROTN will be coming to the Switch, while the Wii U version has been cancelled.

A kickstarter update was put out where Iga stated that “the situation has drastically changed after the release of Nintendo Switch.” While it had made sense to include Wii U during the campaign that is no longer the case due to Nintendo shifting their focus to the Switch,

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 “This change made it difficult to receive the necessary support from the hardware maker, which has led us to drop the Wii U development and shift the development to Nintendo Switch,”

If you supported Bloodstained on Kickstarter , there is an option change their backer survey platform from Wii U to Switch or any other version, or other versions to Switch. I already changed my platform of choice on the backer survey, from PS4 to Switch. The option is there already.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Mar, 2017 At 11:30 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNintendo released a new trailer for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. This new trailer shows off more of the plot/characters and helps explain the mechanics for this game and how this will go down.

Take a look below.

Will you be buying this game? Let us know!

By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Mar, 2017 At 11:21 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Kemco sent out the following

 

KEMCO proudly announces the release of Revenant Saga for PlayStation®set to hit the North American PlayStation®Store this spring. The game will be made available for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita. For more information, please visit the Game Page on PlayStation.com.

There are many adventures to be had in Revenant Saga! Playing as Albert, you must navigate a perilous world crawling with both the fast-spreading plague and the monstrous Revenants. So, while all Albert had wanted was to save his friend from certain death, an unfortunate meeting with a deranged doctor causes him to be caught in a heavenly battle, stuck somewhere between good and evil.

In the classic RPG style, players are able to join forces with like-minded (or maybe not-so-like-minded) allies as they travel the world of Revenant Saga. And while Albert’s companions prove to be a combination of powerful and hilarious, in this precarious world everyone has skeletons buried in their closet. Will Albert and his friend’s be overcome by those skeletons? Guess you’ll need to play to find out.

What you should know: Revenant Saga will incorporate over 30+ hours of gameplay woven around Albert’s elaborate journey. This includes a variety of unique subquests, in-battle transformation systems, as well as a weapon forging system allowing players to make entirely unique weapons as they battle in a classic 3D battle animation system! Also, Revenant Saga will provide an entirely brand new feature to the PS KEMCO gaming experience: players will be able to earn platinum trophies as a reward for progress and effort spent throughout the game!

Take a leap of faith! The world of Revenant Saga’s doors will open for you in Spring 2017!

Kemco RPGs are often hit or miss with many, but they do have a charm to them that makes them fun to play. Hopefully this game will be a success.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Mar, 2017 At 10:21 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarWell here is some exciting news. As noted previously, the twitter account for the Mana series posted a video of  Seiken Densetsu 3 being played on Switcj, and now we know why.

Square Enixhas announced the Seiken Densetsu Collection for Switch. This will collect   Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden (Final Fantasy Adventure / Mystic Quest),Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana) and Seiken Densetsu 3. It will be released physically and digitally on June 1st for 4,800 yen.

In addition to the base games, there are a number of additions Seiken Densetsu 2 and Seiken Densetsu 3 will support multiplayer with up to three players like in the original games, something that was not done not with any re-releases since. The games will also now include quick-save, which will allow you to save anywhere during gameplay.

There is also a Music Mode, which will let you listen to the music of each game from the home screen. Secret of Mana had a legendary soundtrack, so thi is welcome.. As well, there is a Screen Change Mode, which is a mode exclusive to Seiken Densetsu 1 that lets you choose from several screen sizes.

You can see a trailer for the collection here

 

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

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Pokemon may see a new life on Switch if job postings are any indication.

Recruitment ads have revealed that Game Freak is recruiting for a new development project. They are looking for 3D CG designers with experience on Wii U and PS Vita level character models using animation and modeling software Maya.

In addition Game Freak is looking for someone who can consult with the programmers and work on assisting with data. There is alsos is a line that is included in the recruitment ad that stands out.

“Here’s a chance to work on the development of a globally popular RPG!”

Another ad had the following mentioned on it.

We’ll have you work on the production an RPG game that is popular on a global scale.

 

Platform will be console.

 

It’s a title that just about anyone knows, a proposal that could be your future career.

This work will require using material to create cartoon-like super deformed characters, monsters, and item models.  As will, it will also involve work on debugging, data work, and more. According to the contracts, these positions will be until May 2018.

That wording makes this sound like a Pokémon game for the Switch. A Pokemon game was rumored for Switch as Pokemon Stars, a third version of Sun and Moon. That said, this sounds more like a new experience built from the ground up natively, rather than just a 3rd version of an already existing game.

Hopefully we will get answers soon.

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