Code Vein gameplay officially shown, looks amazing.

You might remember our earlier post about Bandai Namco’s teasing of a new title. We’ve finally started to see gameplay now! And I stand by it looking awesome.

From the video’s description:

CODE VEIN is announced for release on major home consoles in 2018.
In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world, as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity’s past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the center of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with Gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity.

CODE VEIN is a third-person action RPG that finds players assuming the role of a Revenant. After stumbling into Vein, players are tasked to embark into the world with a companion picked from the various residents of Vein to uncover lost memories and an exit out of this new demented reality. The world of CODE VEIN is dangerous, full of vicious enemies and monstrous bosses to put players’ combat skills to the test.

Revenants also have access to Blood Veils, devices capable of draining the blood of their enemies in order to enhance their own abilities. Exploiting these enhanced abilities known as Gifts, players can change their form to increase their strength, weaken enemies, and utilize new weapon abilities with overpowered attacks. Utilizing the vast array of weaponry along with each character’s Gift, players can adapt and strategize to a variety of battle conditions that suit their play styles.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild receives patch that reportedly removes many framerate drops.

While the official patch notes are sparse, Nintendo has pushed a patch to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild today that many users are reporting has increased framerate in troubled places. The official patch notes are below, but after a bit of testing, it seems that issues are a bit better, if not completely fixed in various areas. This is following another patch earlier in the month that did similarly.

 

Version 1.1.2
Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience.

E3 now open to public!

Our beloved gaming convention is no longer invite only. Today the Entertainment Software Association, announced that a fans can now buy their way into the convention. Starting February 13th tickets can be bought for $250, for anyone who can get to it fast enough, pre-sales are available for $150, but availability is low.

This is an interesting move on E3’s part due to their previous exclusivity. Now the only question is why bother opening to the public, surely the press passes being at almost a thousand dollars is enough to support the event. Maybe E3 is trying to have more transparency between the viewers and the events or maybe they are just succumbing to the peer pressure of other events to be open.


If your interested, you can submit an application for an event pass here

 

Namco founder dead at 91

Masaya Nakamura was found dead on Jan 22 at the great age of 91. For anyone not familiar with this man, let me give you a little insight. Masaya founded Nakamura Manufacturing during the economic rise in japan after WWII. He started off by making simple wooden horses for children outside of department stores and had mild success.

He later went onto renaming the company in 1970 to Namco. It was during this time he has his first big success, this success was an arcade game he named Galaxian. which he went and sold to Midway games.During the 1980’s an Namco employee had an idea for a game based on the shape of pizza, this game was Pacman which went on to sell 300k machines.

So lets all take a moment to raise our mountain dew cans to this amazing man who made this impact on the gaming community that we all take advantage of today.

 

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Jimmy Fallon Debuts the Nintendo Switch as well as Breath of the Wild!

I know I’m excited about the Switch, but I didn’t know how excited until I saw this video. Jimmy Fallon shows off the first gameplay of the Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, making me a very, very jealous man.

President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimé guides Jimmy through Super Mario Run before debuting the Nintendo Switch game system by playing The Legend of Zelda in front of creator Shigeru Miyamoto.