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By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Dec, 2017 At 01:47 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Capcom sent out the following

 

Today during the Mega Man® 30th Anniversary Livestream in partnership with Twitch, Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, revealed Mega Man® 11, the next evolution in the long-running 32 million unit-selling action platformer series. Led by a talented, veteran development team at Capcom, the new game features tight side-scrolling action gameplay the series is known for while completely revolutionizing the experience for modern consoles. Mega Man 11 will be a great entry for both fans and newcomers to the series to dive into as it retains its signature challenge while offering a variety of difficulty options. The game is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows PC in late 2018.

The classic series takes a leap forward in visual presentation in Mega Man 11 with a 2.5D design direction introducing beautiful, completely hand-drawn characters and environments. A freshly redesigned Mega Man takes on Dr. Wily’s berserk machines, defeating Robot Master bosses and taking their weapons, in an ever-evolving fight for justice with new and unique enemy designs. This is just a small taste of information of what’s to come in Mega Man 11 alongside the start of the series’ 30th anniversary year, and fans can look forward to more details on the game in Summer 2018.

The anniversary celebrations don’t stop with the thrilling announcement of Mega Man 11! Throughout 2018, fans and newcomers to the franchise can look forward to revisiting some of the most noteworthy games in the series’ history. Confirmed today, both Mega Man® Legacy Collection and Mega Man® Legacy Collection 2 are coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018, making all 10 of the numbered series games playable on Nintendo Switch leading up to the release of Mega Man 11 later next year. The first collection, which includes the original six 8-bit games, sees the addition of a new Rewind accessibility option to go back in time following blunders. This feature will also roll out to existing owners of Mega Man Legacy Collection on PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and PC.

Also confirmed today, all eight games from the futuristic Mega Man® X series are coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and PC in Summer 2018. The X series introduced features such as powerful armor upgrades and wall-jumping, with more mature themes in this action platforming series. Fans can expect more information on these games in the coming months.

Since the initial release of Mega Man on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, the character has become a legendary icon in gaming history. This is an exciting time to be a fan of Capcom’s beloved hero. Fans can stay tuned all throughout 2018 for more news on all the games announced today and other celebratory activities going on during the 30th anniversary year.

Capcom certainly went all out today for Mega Man in terms of reveals. This is an exciting time to be a fan of the blue bomber, and hopefully things continue to go well.

What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know!

Source: Capcom PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Dec, 2017 At 12:14 PM | Categorized As Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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Announced today on the Mega Man 30th anniversary stream, Mega Man X will see all 8 main entries come to modern systems. This includes PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

There were previously collections of the main games, but this is now the X series’ turn. Hopefully the collection will have some great extras.

The games will be released on modern systems in 2018.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Dec, 2017 At 12:07 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Mega Man lives again! Announced today during the 30th anniversary stream, Mega Man will be getting a new entry with Mega Man 11. This time, it will not be a throwback to the NES games but a beautiful 2.5d HD game.  More information will be released closer to release in 2018.

The game is scheduled for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox one and PC.

 

You can see the trailer below

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 4 Dec, 2017 At 11:28 AM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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EA sent out the following

 

Star Wars Battlefront II is a game that we want players to play for years to come. The team is continuously listening and learning from player feedback, and is committed to making ongoing adjustments to the game to ensure the best possible experience. Today, we have made tweaks to the economy and progression that are now available across PlayStation 4 Xbox One and PC. These changes below are just the initial steps toward making much larger updates to the progression system.

 

  • The end-of-round payout has been increased.
  • Earn 3X more Credits daily in Arcade Mode.
  • Daily Login Crates will now provide three times more crafting parts than before.

Tomorrow, Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season begins with another update that kicks off the factional challenges, allowing players to choose a side and start competing for rewards as either The First Order or The Resistance. Then on December 13, things kick into high gear when all new content themed around Star Wars The Last Jedi is available free for all players. Finn and Captain Phasma will join the battle as playable heroes, along with new vehicles and locations including a new Galactic Assault map Crait and Starfighter Assault map D’Qar. In addition, Iden Versio will return in Star Wars Battlefront II Resurrection in all new chapters of the single player campaign set during the days of the First Order’s rise to power.

Keep your eyes on EA Star Wars on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for much more of what’s coming to Star Wars Battlefront II.

Star Wars Battlefront II has had an uphill struggle since launch. If EA can turn things around, that will be amazing. Hopefully they can surprise us all.

 

Source: EA PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Nov, 2017 At 05:48 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Activision Blizzard sent out the following

 

Destiny 2’s free trial begins November 28, on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.
Download Destiny 2 through your console or Blizzard Battle.net to participate.
Team up with friends or play solo and experience your first steps in the epic cinematic-filled campaign, explore new worlds, and face off in competitive multiplayer.
You can see a trailer below

Will you be checking this out?
Source: Activision Blizzard PR
By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Nov, 2017 At 12:50 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Opinion, Reviews, ROG News | With 2 Comments

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A month ago I wrote an article about the Creation Club, and while I still feel what I said is valid, I have come to look again at the concept and now have a new appreciation.  This is especially in light of certain trends involving microtransactions that have become a major issue since then.

Lootboxes have become a major concern among gamers, especially when it came to Battlefront II and how some companies have been making their games dependent on Lootboxes to progress in the game. This pay to win model has attracted a lot of negative attention for predatory business practices, while some claim that microtransactions are here to stay.  But do they have to be this form of microtransactions?

Bethesda’s Creation Club thus reentered my mind as an alternative. Creation Club is a form of microtransaction, but it is not a pay to win model. In fact, this is the one kind that I can truly point to and say that it is truly optional. I am not suddenly changing my turn and praising Creation Club however, as there are still a lot of problems that need to be addressed. For one, pricing is still an issue and especially so when compared to Bethesda produced DLC such as Hearthfire. Some offerings in Creation Club cost almost as much, for less than half the content. But this doesn’t need to be the case.

Something we are all forgetting, is that the Creation Club was just introduced this year and is still in its infancy. Instead of bashing it and demanding it go away, we should be making our voices hear about what we want changed. Considering this is Bethesda pursuing paid mods even after the Steam controversy, this should make it clear that Bethesda is determined to pursue this idea. It doesn’t have to be in the form it is though.

I agree that there needs to be a lot of changes to how things work, but compared to Lootboxes, Creation Club is actually more consumer friendly. This sounds crazy but its true. A lot of people have also gone in  without considering that because this is an official Bethesda service, things have to go through a different process. This is not like Nexus and other free mods, but if Bethesda keeps revising it and working to improve, then Creation Club could actually present a positive future for microtransactions. We just need to make our voices heard about what we want.

 

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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 24 Nov, 2017 At 01:24 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Box Hedge Games had launched a Kickstarter for their Mega Man-inspired game Super Mighty Power Man earlier this month, but it has been cancelled. According to Box Hedge Games, the team has received interest from “several publishers” and is   “currently discussing with them alternatives on how to secure the development and the release of Super Mighty Power Man.”

As you may all have noticed by now we have been quiet for the past few days. One of the reasons for that is because we have been approached by several publishers. We are currently discussing with them alternatives on how to secure the development and the release of Super Mighty Power Man. Even though no contract has been signed yet, we are confident enough to say that the project will get funded and published at some point, which is a great news!
In addition, another reason for our silence was the reception of our Kickstarter campaign. It is right to say that we haven’t succeeded in interesting enough people with our pledge tiers and late release date. Unlike many Kickstarter campaigns that overpromise and end up being late, we weren’t willing to follow a similar path. We are assured, based on the overall interest and tons of positive feedback we got from the press, backers and players that if we had gone crazy by announcing loads of physical rewards and an early release date on all platforms at once, our campaign would have probably succeeded. Nevertheless, it would also have been totally unrealistic to publicize such claims especially coming from an indie studio as small as ours. Therefore, we took the decision to cancel the campaign.
We want to thank you, our beloved backers, for believing in us and our project right from the start.

It is good to hear that some publishers still believe in these kind of games.

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No one did arcade games like SNK with the Neo Geo. Everything with them was on a completely different level than the rest of the industry, with games that were both intense and fun. Sports games on the Neo Geo often took sports that didn’t seem like they would action packed and made it work, like with Neo Turf Masters. So imagine what they could do with Soccer/Football, a game known for its passionate fans.

Soccer Brawl was like an early predecessor to later games like Sega’s Soccer Slam and Super Mario Strikers/Mario Smash Football. It was less of a sports game, rather than an action game that used sports as basis for the action. The game is set in the future with soccer that is played with bionic people or cyborgs as the players. And with that description, how can this not be awesome?

Soccer Brawl is is a two-player game where your team is representing one of eight countries,. These countries are Germany, Japan, Brazil, The United States, Italy, Spain, England and South Korea. After selecting a team, you will then select one of two stadiums which will be a dome or an open field. Then you begin with a 5-on-5 match and the action gets intense. Forget all the rules for the game, because in this, there are no fouls and anything goes. This makes the game much closer to an intense brawler than you would expect.

Many cite Midway’s arcade sports games as being the games that defined what an arcade style sports game should be. Those people should look instead to SNK and games like this, because Soccer Brawl makes NBA Jam look tame in comparison. SNK threw out any pretense of realism and made it all about fun and action. This is a game that sadly hasn’t received the attention it deserves. Neo Turf Masters is well known ( deservedly so) and I cannot understand why Soccer Brawl doesn’t also get as much attention. Every modern sports game that uses arcade style action to differentiate itself ends up owing something to this game. I urge you all to check it out as it has just been released via Arcade Archives on modern systems. This is a damn good game, and one that I would love to see SNK revisit in the future.  It is too good to just be left in the past.

 

 

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Two things have stood out as key ingredients for a wonderful time in childhood, Comics and Lego. Both are tools of imagination and open the mind up to new possibilities we would not have considered before. This is why, despite many criticizing the Lego Adaptation Games, I love them immensely. They are a great take on the various media they adapt and often serve as a gateway series. The criticisms the games get often end up missing the point of the games. They are not meant to be pure adaptations, but celebrations that merge different methods to tell a tribute story.

Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 continues this tradition of merging different forms of creativity, and gives us a new world to explore that is once again a celebration of all things Marvel Comics. The first thing I must say is that the game is absolutely gorgeous. The visuals are well done and stand out so beautifully, creating a real comic book Lego feeling, which suits the setting perfectly. Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 brings in more characters from both the movies and the comics like Spider-Gwen and even makes some new ones, without giving spoilers, I was surprised to see some unique fusions of other characters.

Lego Marvel Superheroes 2 uses some new abilities, which are tied into the main storyline of the game. This time around, Kang The Conqueror is attacking not just the main universe but several universes and timelines. Taking inspiration from a certain other villain, he is capturing and taking cities  from these locations and merging them into his realm of Chronopolis in order to take over the world. However, this also means many heroes are there to fight back and try and stop him.

Chronopolis is a city of time which gives the player the ability to manipulate time and go to various locations and eras. You can travel to classic locations from the comics, and other media versions of Marvel Comics and this is a real treat for the fans. From going to the Noir universe, to a medieval era, there is something for every Marvel Comics fan here. This is also a great way to introduce younger players to the world of Marvel Comics, and I must say that this would be an excellent game for parents to play with their children. It is a game that will appeal to both generations and players of all kinds.

There is also a four-player competitive super hero battling mode in the game, which enables players to fight each other in battle arenas. This isn’t a main attraction for the game, but it is a great side mode and offers some great replay fun. In general the game has very few flaws, but I do feel that one issue is that the camera feels awkward at times, for me at least. This is not a deal breaker, but the camera, and in fact a few other minor control issues do pop up from time to time, along with an audio issue, but that is a lot more rare. Still, I do know these will be patched soon, and the game is one of the best in terms of design, but this is still something I have to mention.

Overall, I feel Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is one of the best Lego adaptation games ever done. It is a loving tribute to everything Marvel Comics, while also bringing some new ideas to the games overall. If you are a comic fan, or a parent of a young child, this is a must play. For those who just want a fun game, this is also a good choice to consider.

 

 

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Disclaimer: A review key was provided by the publisher.

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