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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 08:36 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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CD Projekt Red sent out the following

 

 

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, invite gamers and esports enthusiasts to watch the January 2018 GWENT Open tournament set to take place this weekend.

Participants of the tournament — the top 8 players of the previous Pro Ladder season — will compete for a share of the $25,000 prize pool and GWENT Masters Crown Points. Two players who reach the event’s finale will additionally secure their participation in April’s GWENT Challenger tournament.

The tournament will start with the quarterfinals on Saturday, January 20th. The semifinals and final will follow on Sunday, January 21st. Live coverage will begin at 4PM CET on the official CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel. Regular highlights will also be posted throughout the tournament on GWENT Masters Twitter.

Casting the tournament are popular players and streamers: Connagh “Merchant” Hawkins, Dane “McBeard” McBurnie, Miguel “MegaMogwai” Guerrero León and David “ImpetuousPanda” Gil Nolskog.

Thanks to Twitch drops, viewers will be able to earn Card Kegs and other rewards by watching the tournament. More details at playgwent.com/twitch-drops.

Will you be tuning in to watch? Let us know!

 

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 08:03 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Frozenbyte sent out the following

 

 

Frozenbyte has released the first update to the Nintendo Switch version of Nine Parchments. The update includes the much sought-after multisaving feature as well as a number of smaller fixes.
The full changelog:
  • You can now store up to 10 runs
  • Fixes to saves being wiped when disconnecting from an online game
  • Online game can be started alone, no need to wait for others to join in the lobby
  • A lot of bug fixes to different kinds of issues of camera not moving and enemies not spawning or dying correctly
  • Changes to the online matchmaking logic
  • The invisible quill in Endless Snowbanks is now visible
  • Fix to the ”The Hero of Trine” Amadeus not unlocking if Amadeus dead when the boss is defeated
  • Other minor fixes

 

The multi-saving update is available on PC and Nintendo Switch, and the PS4 version is being worked on as well.

Nine Parchments is a trademark of Frozenbyte Oy © Frozenbyte Oy

©2017 Nintendo. Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con are trademarks of Nintendo.

 

This is a very welcome update. Nine Parchments needed this, and the other fixes are equally welcome.

 

Source: Frozenbyte PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 04:29 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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A few months ago, I reviewed Knight Terrors, an auto runner from FreakZone Games and Nicalis. While my general view of the game has not changed, I feel I did not do it justice and want to add more to it. I feel I was overly praising it and could have mentioned some of the more negative parts and other positives.

I noted that the game has intuitive controls, which is true as they are simple two button controls. That being said, there are issues with the controls not responding right away and thus leading to getting hit or missing enemies repeatedly. This isn’t a a major issues, but I should have mentioned it before. I also feel the background has a lack of variety that takes something away from the experience and gives a sense of sameness. I do appreciate the visuals in the foreground and the multiple varieties of enemies, which harken back to the golden age of console retrogaming, but I think some more could have been done.

There is also a lot of content in the game, but it must be unlocked. This doesn’t seem that bad, but unlocking each mode becomes somewhat frustrating (albeit equally rewarding). I am not saying everything should have been available from the start, but rather maybe a little more variety included in the unlocks wouldn’t have been bad.  The powerups are a great thing to unlock but sometimes it feels like they are a goal for a goal’s sake. I am wondering, if a mission structure of sorts would have worked better.

I do not want to seem like I am ragging on the game, because I genuinely do like it. It is a budget game that offers a lot of content for its price. It has a fun music beat that fits the game perfectly, and indeed all the music is handled well. I would still recommend this fully even if I think there could have been more. The fact is, playing Knight Terrors is great in short sessions as well as if you need something to occupy yourself for a little bit while travelling or waiting somewhere. This is a game that works great on a portable device, and thus is a perfect fit for the Switch. It follows a pattern but tries ( and mostly succeeds) to put its own spin on things. I suggest checking it out.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 01:40 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, an updated version of the latest game in the hit fighting series exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC is available physically and digitally in North America today and Europe from January 19th. SFV: Arcade Edition provides the core content from the initial Street Fighter® V release and access to the downloadable content updates such as the previously released Cinematic Story Mode and Versus CPU Mode. SFV: Arcade Edition purchasers also get the Season 1 and 2 DLC characters** and a host of new features, all for MSRP $39.99. For European pricing, please check with local retailers.

SFV: Arcade Edition includes a wide variety of new modes and balance updates listed below, which will also be available for owners of the original Street Fighter V via a free update today. Current players of Street Fighter V and new owners of SFV: Arcade Edition will be placed into the same player pool, with PS4 and PC cross-platform play continuing to unite fans into a unified player base.

The new content available alongside SFV: Arcade Edition includes:

  • Arcade Mode – Journey through six different story paths, each representing a main Street Fighter title: Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter IV, and Street Fighter V. Each path includes characters faithful to the respective title or appropriately representative of the character. There is online leaderboard support and by reaching the end of each path, players will be treated to one of over 200 all-new custom illustrations.
  • Second V-Triggers for all characters – Characters in the game and upcoming roster additions will each receive a second V-Trigger option that opens up different ways to fight, paving the way for new strategies, combos, and options for veteran and new players.
  • Team Battle Mode – A new mode for two local teams of up to five characters battling it out for victory. There are two options: Elimination and Best of Series with various preference settings such as recovering Vitality between matches or allowing the winning player to keep their EX Gauge, and more.
  • Extra Battle Mode – A new mode that allows players to complete special limited-time challenges to obtain various rewards, including Fight Money, Experience Points and unique costumes.
  • Special Challenges – Not to be confused with the current weekly missions which are still present and yield Fight Money, Special Challenges are scattered throughout the year and will offer unique titles for players upon completion.
  • And more – The game will also include an all new Gallery to view the unlockable Arcade Mode illustrations, Sound option (to listen to stage background music, character themes, and more tunes), redesigned UI, and 3D Costume Previews.

Also available from today, Sakura kicks off the Season 3 DLC character line-up and will later be joined by Sagat, Cody, Blanka, and newcomers Falke and G throughout the year. As before, all of the DLC characters in Street Fighter V are earnable completely free of charge through completing various in-game challenges and receiving earned in-game currency, called Fight Money. For those that can’t wait, in-game content can be obtained instantly using real money.

 

 

This is a great update to Street Fighter V and brings some much needed improvements and features. Will you be playing this?

Source: Capcom PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 12:44 PM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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2K sent out the following

2K and Firaxis Games today released a new trailer, “New Features Explained” for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall.

 

In this extensive gameplay preview, learn the details of all the new features like Great Ages, Loyalty, Governors, Emergencies and Enhanced Alliances, which are being added in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall.

You can see the trailer below

 

Will you be checking out Civilization VI? Let us know!

 

Source: 2K PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 11:46 AM | Categorized As News, PC Games, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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The following was sent out

 

KISS Publishing Ltd. and Scarecrow Arts are thrilled to reveal that their novel adventure ‘The Story Goes On’ is coming to Xbox One and out of Steam Early Access to full release on PC on February 14th. This fast paced action adventure game offers an innovative new take on the hack ‘n’ slash genre, combining elements of permadeath, random world generation, puzzles and a rich overarching story.

 

Find yourself in the unfinished storybook of a crazed author, on the brink of being discarded forever. The Story Goes On is a beautifully designed tale set in an endless maze known as ‘The Odyssey’ where each player can experience their own unique journey. The Story Goes On allows players to progress at their own pace; almost every event, puzzle and fight can be a frenzied whirlwind or a methodical trial, depending on your own personal playstyle.

 

A stunning adaptive soundtrack that reacts in real-time to the environment gives players a truly personal playthrough, and every item is designed to add to your experience and shift the way you play. From epic combat enhancements to new ways of traversing puzzles, items in The Story Goes On are laid out to work with each other and grant the player epic combinations every time they play.

 

The Story Goes On launched onto Steam Early Access in 2015 and has seen a dazzling array of updates and new features, including new environments, bosses and puzzles, as well completely revamped textures and an updated HUD. Players can now experience the Spooky Mansion, Spider Infested Dungeons and a perilous Mine Shaft as they hack ‘n slash their way through an intimidating lineup of new and powerful bosses.

 

The Story Goes On comes to Xbox with an exclusive local co-op mode. Xbox players can traverse the The Odyssey with an equally powerful partner in a truly high-stakes adventure. Both players begin with own standard health pool with three hearts and when depleted, they die. The living player can then split his health in half and share it with his previously dead partner. Is one healthy player more likely to finish the run, or are two almost dead players your best shot? Reviving in The Story Goes On co-op mode is a perilous gamble.

 

“The Story Goes On has always been a hugely ambitious project, and the Early Access community have been incredibly helpful in refining our vision. What makes this game so special is the ability for each player to experience something truly unique, from the soundtrack, to the environments to the combat and puzzles, everyone’s story will be theirs alone.” Said Malcolm Smith, CEO at Scarecrows Arts.

 

“We’re so thrilled with the evolution of the Story Goes On. It’s unlike anything we’ve published before and is our first title to come to console,” said Darryl Still, Co-Founder and CEO of KISS Publishing Ltd. “We know Xbox and PC players are going to love their individual adventure.”

 

The Story Goes On is currently available via Steam Early Access for $4.99

 

From February 14th the The Story Goes On will be available via Steam and Xbox Games Store for $7.99.

 

 

This is an interesting looking game. It looks to be doing something different than most others. Will you be checking this out?

 

source: PR Email

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 11:03 AM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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The following was sent out

 

Masters of Anima, the new project from Passtech Games, the makers of the indie-gem, Space Run, will release this Spring on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, Nintendo®Switch and PC! In the Gameplay Trailer unveiled today, follow Otto in his quest against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles where your ability to make tactical decisions quickly is vital. Summon and control large armies of up to 100 Guardians, who obey your commands with intuitive and innovative gameplay made from the ground up for controller play, as well as keyboard and mouse!

You play as Otto, an apprentice of Anima, able to wield incredible powers that are the source of all life in the world of Spark. You covet the rank of Master so you can finally marry your beloved fiancée Ana – who is now a captive of the terrible Zahr and his fearsome Golems!

Go to the aid of your future bride, using the powers of Anima to summon an army of magical Guardians in your quest to defeat Zahr’s dreaded Golems. Learn to control new types of Guardians on your adventure, each with their own unique talents and abilities useful to explore the vast world of Spark and reveal its secrets, as well as to take down the formidable bosses that stand in your way. As your victories rack up, acquire new powers and abilities for both yourself and your Guardians, ultimately becoming a true Master of Anima.

 

About Masters of Anima

Raise up to 100 Guardians at once to help you during exploration and fight, and manage them at the tip of your fingers
Strategy is key. Summon 5 types Guardians with their unique abilities and take on huge monsters in frenetic combat
Manage your Anima closely. This magical, all-around resource is key to combat, puzzle solving & exploration.

 

 

Now this is an impressive looking game. Will you be checking it out?

Source: Focus Home Interactive PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Jan, 2018 At 06:49 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Arc System Works has revealed the release date for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. North America, wil be getting the game on June 5., while Japan and Asia will get it on on May 31.

In addition, they revealed that the game will feature 20 characters in the base game, with another 20 offered as DLC. The DLC will include Blake Belladonna from RWBY from RWBY.

 

We have the following information about the DLC thus far:

DLC Character All-in-One Pack
DLC Character: Blake Belladonna
DLC Character Set Vol. 1: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character Set Vol. 2: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character Set Vol. 3: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character Set Vol. 4: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character Set Vol. 5: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character Set Vol. 6: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character: ???

There is also a new trailer for the game which you can see below.

Are you excited? Let us know

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Jan, 2018 At 10:33 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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XSEED sent out the following

XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., have announced that Zwei: The Arges Adventure, the original entry in the Zwei series from acclaimed developer Nihon Falcom and stand-alone predecessor to Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection, will launch for Windows PC via Steam, GOG, and The Humble Store by Humble Bundle on Wednesday, January 24. To celebrate this launch, the title will receive a limited-time 10% launch discount from its regular selling price of $19.99/€19.99/£14.99.
Originally released as Zwei!! in Japan, Zwei: The Arges Adventure stands as the most feature-complete version of the game to date, reintegrating a heaping helping of PC-exclusive features that were lost in the Japanese console versions including an Ys-themed typing tutor mini-game, a challenging block puzzler mini-game, and the “Pet Monitor” virtual pet system, along with a wide variety of unlockables plus some all-new content. Come set out on an adventure later this month with a whole continent’s worth of quirky and cute anime-style characters who frequently find themselves in comedically over-the-top situations, exploring every inch of the painterly 2D land of Arges along the way!
About Zwei: The Arges Adventure
Set on the mysterious time-forgotten floating continent of Arges, Zwei: The Arges Adventure follows the exploits of socially awkward teenage step-siblings Pokkle and Pipiro as they find their monotonous, ho-hum village life rudely interrupted by a mysterious figure who steals six holy idols from the local shrine. Pokkle, a master craftsman of terrible puns and wannabe hero, and Pipiro, a sarcastic mage-in-training with an obsession for fashion and a penchant for speaking her mind no matter how bad an idea that may be, jump at the chance to track down the masked thief and return the idols to their village – Pokkle for the fame, glory, and opportunities to make more puns, and Pipiro purely for the hefty reward on offer. Their adventures will take them to every corner of the continent, leading them to encounter a wide array of over-the-top friends and foes as they uncover a far more sinister plot to revive an ancient “Demon Lord” and get a very up close and personal lesson on nearly 500 years’ worth of Arges history.
Originally developed and released in Japan by Nihon Falcom on PC and PlayStation Portable, and ported to the PlayStation 2 in Japan by Taito, Zwei: The Arges Adventure is the direct predecessor to Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection and will be the first time this title has been made officially available in the West. Boasting a gorgeous hand-drawn 2D world populated by a diverse cast of allies and enemies who are constantly on the move, Zwei: The Arges Adventure also represents one of the formative examples of Nihon Falcom’s now-signature multi-character action RPG combat, enhanced here with smoother and more intuitive gamepad support and a bevy of other optimizations for modern PC systems. This title also features the series’ unique food-based leveling system, giving players more direct control over the game’s difficulty by allowing them to choose how quickly their characters grow in power: will they save food for later so they can exchange it for better food and more level-ups, gorge early on for a more metered experience gain, or fast altogether for a truly hardcore challenge?
Zwei: The Arges Adventure is developed by Nihon Falcom and will be published worldwide for Windows PC by XSEED Games via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store by Humble Bundle on January 24 with a 10% launch week discount from its regular selling price of $19.99/€19.99/£14.99. More information about Zwei: The Arges Adventure will be revealed soon via the newly launched Zwei series portal site at http://www.worldofzwei.com. The Windows PC version of Zwei: The Arges Adventure is not rated by the ESRB.
For more information on XSEED Games products, please visit www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, Twitter, and on their blog on Tumblr.
©Nihon Falcom Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
This looks to be an awesome experience on PC. Will you be checking this out?
Source: XSEED PR
By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Jan, 2018 At 05:55 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco sent out the following

 

 

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. invites players back to the treacherous land of Lordran with DARK SOULS™: REMASTERED, available May 25, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM® for PC. Re-experience the genre-defining title that kicked off a worldwide gaming phenomena in stunning high-definition detail. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED marks the DARK SOULS series debut on a Nintendo platform and for the first time ever, can be played on the go with the unique capabilities of the Nintendo Switch console.

 

Developed by FromSoftware Inc., DARK SOULS: REMASTERED enables players to explore the twisted ancient land of Lordran in the first title of the critically acclaimed action role-playing series like never before. Experience the rich world of DARK SOULS in Dynamic 4K resolution when playing on a PlayStation 4 Pro system, Xbox One X, and STEAM.  From their first timid steps to absolute mastery, players will build their characters by strategically adapting to daunting foes, exploring haunting locations, and amassing a large collection of weapons, armor, and magic spells to wield for a truly unique playstyle.

 

Hidden in the world of DARK SOULS: REMASTERED are nine online covenants to uncover that will motivate your online interactions. Collaboration or confrontation, support or betrayal – which allegiance will you choose? Up to six players can join together online to help, or hurt, each other throughout their quest.

 

“DARK SOULS: REMASTERED delivers the same great gameplay, online mechanics, and environmental storytelling that has inspired countless game players and developers,” said Kasumi Yogi, Associate Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We are excited to watch the thriving DARK SOULS community grow and support new players experiencing the title for the first time.”

 

DARK SOULS: REMASTERED will be available May 25, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch console, PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One and STEAM for PC. DARK SOULS: REMASTERED is currently pending a final rating with the ESRB and will carry a MSRP of $39.99 on consoles. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the final MSRP for the PC version. For more information regarding DARK SOULS: REMASTERED and other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. please visit https://www.bandainamcoent.com, https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

Will you praise the sun this May?

Source: Bandai Namco