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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Marvel and Square Enix team up for new Avengers project.

I’ve always wondered why there seemed to be a lack of superhero games in the last few years and apparently, somebody at Square Enix thought the same. Earlier today we got our first teaser for Square Enix and Marvel’s new partnership, which you can find below.

The future is now with Project Diva: Future Tone!

Pros:
  • Massive song list.
  • Great unlockables including SEGA classics.
  • Colorful and insanely high quality art & graphics.
Cons:
  • Difficulty can be too much if you're not ready.
Graphics
5
Story
N/A
Sound
5
Control
4
Fun Factor
4

Microsoft exclusive Scalebound no longer in development.

It’s always a sad day to see a game that you were looking forward to get canceled. Sadly, Platinum Games’ Scalebound, previously announced exclusively for Xbox One and PC has been the latest to fall victim to this fate. Microsoft today confirmed:

“After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to Polygon. “We’re working hard to deliver an amazing lineup of games to our fans this year, including Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves and other great experiences.”

Scalebound genuinely looked interesting, and we had seen gameplay as recently as E3 2016. It’s strange and somewhat disheartening for Xbox One owners, and I hope we see hints of Scalebound’s mechanics in the future.

Curious about Scalebound? Check out the gameplay from E3 2016 below the cut!  Continue reading…

Microsoft apparently bringing “Game mode” To Windows PCs, works similar to Xbox One hardware.

According to Windows Central; 

“Microsoft is working on a brand new “Game Mode” feature for Windows 10 that will enhance the PC gaming experience by minimizing resources used by running apps to almost nothing and allocating freed up resources to the game, making it run faster, better and smoother overall.”

While the details are currently scarce, Windows Central goes on to say that their sources state that it will “works similarly to how Xbox One handles running a game. Xbox OS, when a game is launched, will allocate resources to make sure the game is running the best it possibly can.” Meaning that the system will allocate resources specifically to playing games. A weird statement, and more confusing than anything else. I would love to see Microsoft comment on this soon.

Super Mario Maker makes you rage, on the go!

Pros:
  • Fantastic level creation tools help you make amazing levels.
  • Fun levels from the Wii U version make the game start out with a TON of levels.
  • An easy to follow, if not a tad annoying, tutorial help even newbies make fantastic levels.
Cons:
  • Lack of classic "costumes" create a lack of rewards.
  • Difficulty to share levels makes the game feel a bit isolated.
Graphics
4
Story
N/A
Sound
5
Control
5
Fun Factor
4

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.

 

Grey Box’s Spaceship Action Game ‘Dreadnought’ Coming to PS4!

Controlling giant spaceships in combat? Sign me up.

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2016 – Grey Box, Six Foot and independent developer YAGER have revealed that Dreadnought, the class-based spaceship action game, will be coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system next year. Announced today with a new gameplay trailer at PlayStation Experience 2016,Dreadnought will make its console-exclusive debut on the PlayStation®4 system with a closed beta beginning in 2017, which eager captains can sign up for now at www.dreadnought.com/ps4.

You can find the rest of the PR release below Click on to read the full PR…

New Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage blows our mind.

The Game Awards has this weird way of always getting us excited. It might have something to do with there being Zelda footage the last two years. You can find the trailers below, along with some info from Nintendo:

The new trailer showcases the vast game world, and includes glimpses of a few new characters. The commentary video features Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff from the Nintendo Treehouse on a quest to find a mysterious shrine while encountering their fair share of new threats along the way.

Master the art of destruction in Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

PSX held many mysteries, including what Gearbox was up to. Turns out they’re working with People Can Fly to publish a new Bulletstorm title! All the info is below, but I can’t wait if nothing else to hear Jon St. John rock it as Duke Nukem. We have a bit of a soft spot for Mr. St. John. (I wonder why?)

Frisco, Texas – December 1, 2016 – People Can Fly and Gearbox Publishing are pleased to announce Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition as the critically-acclaimed shooter comes to PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC on April 7, 2017 in stunning ultra-high resolutions. Updated with hi-res textures, increased polygon counts, sterling audio, smoother framerates, and running in up to 4K resolution on PC and PS4 Pro, this upgraded version of the game comes with all of the previously-released DLC along with all-new content. Also for the first time ever, players who pre-order the game will get the chance to play as the iconic Duke Nukem in Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. Featuring full voice over from the voice of Duke, this feature will replace main character Grayson Hunt with Duke Nukem and provide a never-before-seen experience to fans.

“We are thrilled to be working with People Can Fly to bring Bulletstorm to new audiences and platforms,” said Steve Gibson, Head of Gearbox Publishing. “Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition takes a critically-acclaimed game and adds so much to it with some killer new content, including all the separate add-on packs, and kicking up the presentation to a level that wasn’t possible with technology before. We hope fans of the franchise, both new and old, are going to love this.” Click on to read the full PR…

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