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MANOS: The Hands of Fate is now seeing its mobile versions for iOS and Android discontinued. The game, based on the cult film noted for being one of the worst movies ever made, was designed as an homage to licensed NES games and did its job well.

The reason for the discontinuation is not due to rights issues but simply due to changes in mobile devices, rendering the versions outdated and incompatible. That being said, the game remains available on Steam for anyone to buy.

Developer FreakZone Games said the following

 

Reasoning: Mobile phones are changing fast and MANOS was built with the 3:2 iPhone 4 in mind, the levels will have to be totally redesigned to work on modern phones and I don’t wanna leave something available for sale when it’s useless on modern devices.

FreakZone also noted that while it is possible to port over the new PC version that will be time intensive and there simply is not demand for it on mobile at this time.

The game is a good one, and if you haven’t our review of the steam version, it can be seen here.

 

You can see the announcement below

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 10:45 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Nintendo sent out the following

 

-Starting on Feb. 3, Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, two of the most acclaimed Nintendo 3DS games of all time, and Ultimate NES Remix, a wildly fun mashup of classic NES games starring classic Nintendo characters, are joining the Nintendo Selects library and will be available at a suggested retail price of only $19.99 each ($29.99 in Canada).

The Nintendo Selects library features a wide variety of games for various Nintendo systems, which can each be purchased for the suggested retail price of only $19.99. In addition to the newly added Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Ultimate NES Remix games, other games in the library include classics like Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. For a full listing of games in the Nintendo Selects library, visit https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-selects.

“For people that received a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system as a holiday gift, these three games are ideal ways to start their gaming library,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We’re excited to offer these must-have games for a new, low price.”

In Super Mario 3D Land, players run, jump and power up with Mario through multiple colorful worlds. The game is a fun combination of 3D gameplay combined with the more traditional linear designs of classic 2D Super Mario games.

Set in the world of the classic Super NES game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds continues the adventure of the legendary hero of Hyrule. In this critically acclaimed tale, Link can transform into a living painting to cross into a dark parallel world, travel along walls and solve challenging puzzles.

Fans who love retro games and the NES Classic Edition system will also love Ultimate NES Remix, which features rapid-fire challenges and mashups from some of the most recognizable games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Players take on creative and nostalgic challenges from classic games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and Punch-Out!!

Anyone looking to play these games on a shiny new system can pick up one of the many systems in the Nintendo 3DS family:

  • A white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system pre-loaded with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game is available at a suggested retail price of $79.99* ($109.99 Canadian).
  • A blue-and-black Nintendo 2DS system pre-loaded with the Mario Kart 7 game is available at a suggested retail price of $79.99 ( $109.99 Canadian).
  • A white-and-orange New Nintendo 2DS XL system that plays all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D is available at a suggested retail price of $149.99 ($199.99 Canadian).
  • A black-and-turquoise New Nintendo 2DS XL system is also available at a suggested retail price of $149.99 ( $199.99 Canadian).
  • The space-themed New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL is available at a suggested retail price of $199.99 ($239.99 Canadian).

Remember that Nintendo 3DS family of systems features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

*Nintendo 2DS plays Nintendo 3DS games in 2D only.

These are great deals. Will you be picking any of these up?

 

Source: Nintendo

By Stark Wyvern On 13 Jan, 2018 At 08:35 AM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, Reviews | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThe Fifth installment of Etrian Odyssey is upon us, and it is certainly a brilliant RPG. This RPG is different from most in that you get to create your party and make them whatever you wish them to look like. While there are four core groups and each have their own job types, you get to design the rest.

This RPG is not the first of its kind that I have played, as I greatly enjoyed Persona Q which was of the same vein. Exploring the dungeon in a first person view makes for quite an exciting experience. Never knowing when monsters will appear is also quite magnificent.

Jumping into the game, I created my party, and decked them out as I saw fit. It was a little hard, figuring out what types of characters to bring to battle, but eventually I decided to pick one from each group. I found that each group had different powers that would aid me, though I had no idea if I had chosen right.

Etrian Odyssey V then tasks you with a quest and after some shopping and maybe a save, you are sent to the dungeons. With beautiful, yet, somewhat funky music blasting, you find yourself in a forest. This is where the fun begins, and you begin your dungeon trek. Exploring this forest you learn that you need to make a map of your surroundings. Quite a novel experience really. You need to place down markers, so that on subsequent journeys into the areas you will be able to get through them easier. It might be time consuming but it also makes you very aware of your surroundings.

The battle system is fairly simple in that you have three characters in the front and two in the back. Choosing the right characters and classes can break or make it for you. You’ll need to know where characters need to be to effectively fight these foes. There are also unison skills which can help your team as well as skill points to buy individual skills.

All in all Etrian Odyssey V Beyond Myth, is a good game. While, it might not be up everyone’s alley, it is certainly worth trying the demo. The sheer ability of customization is great, and the fact that you can give any character any voice is hilarious and actually quite nice. So, boot up your 3DS or 2DS, form a party, and get dungeoneering! This demo is available right now on the 3DS Family of Systems.

By Ramon Rivera On 9 Jan, 2018 At 11:21 AM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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I really like to drive; there is nothing more relaxing than taking your car for a ride around the city to clear your mind.  But I also love the speed, love to see what is the top speed I can get on my car.  However, due to obvious reasons, it’s not possible to do it in the city.  Luckily for me, racing games are here to stay. Classics like Outrun and Top Gear were influential during my childhood.  Now, 80’s Overdrive captures the best of said franchises and create a great experience that no racing fan should miss.

If I could describe 80’s Overdrive, I would say that is a love letter of the golden era of 16 bit racers.  The pixel rich visuals are a treat to your eyes, and the game play is simple but engaging in a way that, once you are hooked, you won’t notice time flying by.  The game’s Career Mode is where you will undoubtedly be spending the majority of your time. You purchase a car and then take it out to compete in a range of ranked road races. Each one carries an entry fee, but the cash prize for winning is more than worth the initial outlay.  From time you time, you’ll get the chance to earn bonus money by collecting items, causing a certain amount of damage to a rival or – most usually of all – finishing dead last. These variables add a little spice to the racing action.  Finishing first in the races boosts your global ranking which not only pushes you up the leader board but also unlocks other races around the world. The cash you earn can be used to enhance your current vehicle, giving it a faster top speed, better steering, and more stability.  This is especially important as it reduces your recovery time, should you get into a bump. It’s also possible to equip nitro boost, which can be deployed a limited number of times per each race, provided you’re hitting your top speed.

Another aspect that I like of 80’s Overdrive is the music, which contains suitably atmospheric tracks from the likes of Angst78, Aceman, Karolis, Vectorwolf and Vocoderion, which in my opinion adds to the feel of the awesome 80’s the game is based upon. The time-attack mode, the most obvious nod to the Out Run games before it.  Simple by nature, time-attack tasks players with reaching checkpoints within a time limit.  Reaching a checkpoint adds more time to the clock and seamlessly leads players to another location for their synth-driven journey to the next checkpoint. Racking up points the further you drive, it is telling that the clock tracking your time driven measures in seconds, minutes, and hours. Dodging traffic and veering around tight corners while attempting to beat your best time is the most unadulterated fun 80’s Overdrive offers, especially considering failure yields no further consequence beyond starting again.

Bottom Line: 80’s Overdrive is an amazing racer with rad tunes beautiful pixel graphics and nods to popular culture icons of the 80’s (like Mr. T and the Delorean).  It is a game that any 3DS owner out there should not miss on.

 

 

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Inti Creates sent out the following

On December 28th, Mighty Gunvolt Burst is set to get a Version 1.3 update that includes three new playable DLC characters and a demo version that will be available on the eShop for players to try!

The new DLC characters, also dubbed as the “Rivals” DLC group, represent the counterparts to the game’s heroes with RAY (Mighty No. 9), Copen (Azure Striker Gunvolt), and Kurona (Gal*Gun 2) joining the fray! Each character has their own unique abilities and skills that provide a completely new gaming experience.

Inti Creates also noted that the game has passed 80,000 sales.

 

The following changes are also being made to the game.

– When clearing the Gateway or Cyberspace Coliseum stage without taking damage, the additional bonus points (+3000) earned for a no damage clear are not awarded.
– On Joule’s customization screen, incorrect text in the Help Guide would occasionally display instead of the proper text.
– (3DS Only) When the thumbnail for “Pixel Sticker No. 176” appears, the wrong image will sometimes appear.
– Other minor bug fixes have also been implemented in order to improve game performance.

Lastly, there will be a demo for Mighty Gunvolt Burst going live on December 28.

 

Will you be checking this new content out?

Source: Inti Creates PR

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Headup games sent out the following

 

 

Headup Games proudly announce today’s release of Bridge Constructor Portal. The unique puzzle game is now available on Steam for PC, MacOS and Linux (9.99 USD / 9.99 Euro) as well as iTunes and Google Play (4.99 USD / 5.49 Euro).

To end our outstandingly long marketing campaign of the last two weeks, here is a brand new gameplay trailer just your pleasure. Enjoy!

 

And HO HO HO – since it’s this season of the year: Everyone who purchases Bridge Constructor Portal on Steam will also receive the original Bridge Constructor for free – unless it’s already part of the user’s Steam library. Merry Christmas!

 

Bridge Constructor Portal blends the laws of structural engineering and technology straight from Aperture Laboratories into an exciting new game experience. Versions for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One will follow in early 2018.

 

About Bridge Constructor Portal 

Enter the Aperture Science Enrichment Center and experience Bridge Constructor Portal – the unique merging of the classic Portal™ and Bridge Constructor™ games.

As a new employee in the Aperture Science test lab, it’s your job to build bridges, ramps, slides, and other constructions in 60 test chambers and get the Bendies safely across the finish line in their vehicles.

Make use of the many Portal gadgets, like portals, propulsion gel, repulsion gel, aerial faith plates, cubes, and more to bypass the sentry turrets, acid pools and laser barriers, solve switch puzzles, and make it through the test chambers unscathed.

Let Ellen McLain, the original voice of GLaDOS, guide you through the tutorial, and learn all the tips and tricks that make a true Aperture Science employee.

The bridge is a lie!

Features:

  • The merging of two worlds: the first Bridge Constructor™ with an official Portal™ license

  • Create complex constructions in the Aperture Science labs

  • Let GLaDOS accompany you through tricky physics adventures

  • Use portals, aerial faith plates, propulsion gel, repulsion gel, and much more to master the complicated tasks

  • Evade dangers such as sentry turrets, emancipation grills, laser fields, and acid

 

This is an amazing looking game, and we cannot wait to play it and tell you more. We hope to have a review up soon so keep an eye out!
Will you be getting this?

Source: PR Email

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Winter is here. The Night King’s army has breached the Wall and is invading Westeros in Game of Thrones: Conquest. Inspired by the events from the award-winning HBO series’ season seven finale, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and HBO Global Licensing today revealed limited time in-game winter events that take place from Dec. 22 – Jan. 2.

 

During the Jaime’s Pledge event, which takes place December 22-24, players must band together to take on an army of White Walkers that have infiltrated Westeros. Those who join the fight will have an opportunity to earn materials to craft Lannister House gear sets.

 

Following Jaime’s Pledge, additional holiday themed events will be coming to Game of Thrones: Conquest. These events include The Long Night (Dec. 25 – Jan. 2), Feast of Crone (Dec. 30 – Jan. 1) and The Iron Bank (Dec. 24 – Jan. 2), which will transform the world of Westeros for the holidays and feature a variety of high level rewards and themed gift boxes.

Developed by Turbine, Game of Thrones: Conquest gives players the ultimate goal of navigating the dangerous political landscape of Westeros in order to claim the Iron Throne. Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, and Jon Snow guide players along as they strategize their way from bannerman, to the head of a Great House, all the way to King or Queen of Westeros. But only the most cunning have what it takes to sit atop the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones: Conquest is available on the App Store and Google Play.

For more information, follow Game of Thrones: Conquest on Facebook, Twitter and on the official forums.

This is a great addition to the game and will no doubt excite many fans of the series. Will you be checking out these new Winter Events?
Source: PR Email

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EA sent out the following

 

As we all await the release of the next beloved chapter of Star Wars in Star Wars: The Last Jedi™, we here at EA Capital Games have been working on updating one of its iconic characters on the holotable.

We are proud to present a new, limited event for players to jump into just as soon as they exit the movie theaters. Rey’s Hero’s Journey, which introduces The Last Jedi incarnation of Rey (Jedi Training) to Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes is available now.

 

The limited event, Rey’s Hero’s Journey, introduces The Last Jedi incarnation of Rey (Jedi Training), where she assumes the role of a potent protector for the Resistance faction. While the faction has been known to feature strong attackers and support characters, Rey will be the first who takes the role of keeping others healthy by granting allies Foresight to evade attacks and keeping allies cleansed of debuffs,

 

But keeping the Resistance healthy is only part of Rey’s unique abilities in-game. Rey (Jedi Training) will wreak havoc on enemies by inflicting multiple debuffs and assisting in heavy target damage. The Last Jedi incarnation of Rey, also comes with a Leadership ability, offering players an alternative to Finn’s Leadership ability for more varied gameplay options.

 

 

Will you be checking this out? May the force be with you!

 

Source: EA PR

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The following was sent out

#XOXO , the brand new fun-filled social simulation game, launches today on the App Store for iPhone and iPad formats. From the makers of ocean preservation adventure, Blue Eden, the Skoobie Games collective is back with #XOXO – an app that promotes positive social interactions and it is the first video game where you can greet, hug and kiss your friends and family. The highly accessible and easy-to-grasp game is suitable for all ages. A Christmas-themed preview of #XOXO is now free to download from the iOS App Store, with a worldwide release slated in January 2018.

#XOXO is an original mobile game experience that moves away from the traditional genres that app audiences have grown used to. While the title is single-player, the game is highly social as it invites fans to create, customize and share their own avatar for friends and family to play with in the game. A limited-edition Yuletide themed customization and costume will provide a festive mix for gamers playing in December during the holiday season as well.

“Many mobile titles rely on growing the character’s status, wealth or power; with #XOXO we wanted to create a game that focused on spreading happiness and positive behaviours with friends instead,” said Skoobie Games’ producer and game designer Chun Wah Kong. “During the game’s development, I received so much support from friends and location owners within the industry that some ended up being included in the cast of 60 unique characters that you can greet along the way. I hope people have as much fun playing as we had making the game.”

#XOXO GAME OVERVIEW:
A mobile experience like no other, #XOXO is a social simulation game that is dedicated to promoting healthy and positive interactions. As you are invited to meet friends at exciting locations such as the London Eye to Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, you must build your friendships through successfully greeting, high-fiving, hugging and kissing your pals. Fans will get to play through numerous tourist sites and familiar real life locations throughout the game, as well as meet-and-greet a fun-filled cast of 60 characters (including 20 notable social media celebrities and a group of diverse friends) across 20 games levels in total.

• EASY PLAY – Highly accessible, easy to pick up and play in your spare time! Combine greetings with quick taps on the touchscreen and learn the behaviours of each friend to improve your score. Endless replay value as you progress and perfect your greetings.

• CREATE & SHARE YOUR CHARACTER WITH FRIENDS – Players can add portraits of themselves into the game as unique characters and share their creations with friends to encounter and vice versa. Just in time for Christmas, #XOXO has released Santa-themed costumes so that you can play along with your friends, family and loved ones within the game.

• NOTABLE SOCIAL MEDIA CELEBRITIES INCLUDE: –
o Walter Day – Founder of eSport and Twin Galaxies
o Mark Wiens – Migrationology.com. Food blogger, author, traveller
o Rachel & Jun – Husband & wife vbloggers on travel, food, games, culture & cats
o Jon Stoodley – Celebrity gamer, Pacman champion
o Sean Tiedeman – Filmmaker, pop-culture enthusiast
o Nicola Caulfield – Filmmaker, acclaimed ‘From Bedroom to Billions’ series
o Mange Tout – Popular Mukbang YouTube channel
o Scottsquatch – Host of ‘Video Game Sellers’ on YouTube & Treasure hunter
o Luke Morse – Video game connoisseur
o Tabitha Lyons – Superstar cosplayer. Prop & Costume builder
o Bahamut Moogle – Popular cosplayer
o Suddi Raval – Acid house and synth enthusiast
o Daniel Tidwell – Musical artist known for metal renditions of videogame tracks
o Mitsuru Nagata & Maika Boniche Arbona – Husband & wife team known for calligraphy and Japanese paintings
o Hattie Amelia – Social media personality known for fashion/ beauty/ lifestyle
o LunaLily – Social media personality known for fashion/ jewellery/ subscription boxes
o Chris De La Rosa – Caribbean celebrity chef
o Tamsin Aston – Definitely Cake and author of ‘Super Pops’

• LOCATIONS INCLUDE – London Eye, Wembley Stadium, Brighton Pier, The Liberty Shopping Centre, Premiere Cinemas, Arcade Club, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, Matsuri Barcelona, Oceanografic Valencia, St. Lawrence Market Toronto, and Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.

• REACTIVE GAME SOUNDTRACK – Level up on your greeting accuracy and timing, and each friend will respond more positively along with the increased vibrancy of the soundtrack in each level.

• FAMILY FRIENDLY – With a positive social message built into its game – #XOXO is suitable for the whole family and it’s always free to play. The game doesn’t include any in-app purchases that make you overspend, nor does it contain any addictive hidden features or Loot Boxes.

#XOXO is available now to download for free from the App Store (iPhone and iPad). It does not include any IAPs within the game. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/XOXOGame.

This is a truly interesting looking app. There is a unique charming nature in what is described and offered a different experience in a nice way. Will you be checking this out?

Source: PR Email

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A remaster of the classic SNES JRPG Romancing SaGa 2 is coming Dec 15 for PS4/Switch/PC/XB1/Vita and will launch worldwide on December 15th. This is based off of the mobile version that released last year, where the game received an English localization for the first time.

You can see a trailer below.

This was unexpected but welcome news. Will you be getting this?

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