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Bungie Parts Ways With Activision

In a blog posted today, Bungie has announced that it is officially splitting ties with partner Activision. A partnership that has lasted for 8 years and 2 games. 

They're not just splitting ties, they are establishing them self as their own studio. No longer tied down by another company and more importantly, no longer having to answer to another company. 

What does this mean? Bungie is now 100% in control of their own games. Their mistakes, their successes, their everything, is on them. 

Which is a good thing.

It has been highly publicized that Bungie and Activision had a rocky relationship together, and we all know that Destiny suffered because of it. 

The first game, had a long history of delays, do overs, and numerous director & writer changes. The Destiny that was announced at E3 in 2013, was not the…

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Posted by James Tuttle on January 10, 2019 at 3:30pm

Top 10 Things Nintendo Needs To Do For The Switch

I love my Switch, I really do. But its lacking something. So I have compiled a list of 10 things that I feel Nintendo needs to do with the Switch. 

In no real order. 

1) Online Service. 

While Nintendo has been dabbling with online services since the Super NES. In this new modern area, we kind of expect our online services to work. Switch online is just terrible, especially for a paid service. While it is cheap, at only $20, that doesn't excuse it for being bad. I personally have fast internet, I can download updates while playing online games like Overwatch with zero lag. But playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate online makes me think I am playing Quake 2 on a 56k modem again. From inputs being delayed, to them just being dropped altogether, to characters teleporting across the screen, to me just dieing cause I fell off of the edge when I clearly wasn't any where near it. Its really no excuse in what is now 2019 to have issues with online…

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Posted by James Tuttle on January 9, 2019 at 2:48pm

Overwatch Has A New In Game Event

With the introduction of the newest short story, the first of many that are going to be coming, we have a new challenge ahead of us. 

Hot of the heels of the Nuka Cola challenge for D.Va last year. This time its for everybody's favorite grandma with a sniper rifle, Ana.

 

The "Bastet Challenge" began yesterday and lasts until the 21st. During any play mode, you need to win matches. Win 3 matches to unlock a new player icon, win 6 matches for a new victory pose, and finally. Winning 9 total matches will unlock the Bastet skin for Ana. Which, in this…

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Posted by James Tuttle on January 9, 2019 at 1:28pm

Fantastic Four Coming To Marvel's Spider-Man On PS4

Very soon after Marvel released the last installment of their first DLC "The City That Never Sleeps" they come out with this bomb. Announced at the very end of Marvel's livestream kickoff to Fantastic Four Week was "that something 'Fantastic' is coming to Marvel's Spider-Man real soon" said Vice President & Creative Executive of Marvel New Media Ryan Penagos. That's right we are going to see something Fantastic Four on Spider-Man, 'soon', whenever that is.

Yes, I do mean something like this...................

Of course there will be a new storyline and…

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Posted by Spanish on January 8, 2019 at 11:22pm

Overwatch May Be Going Free To Play

Game Industry analyst Michael Pachter from Wedbush Securities has made some dead on predictions, and some not so. However this year he has predicted something that kind of scares me...

Overwatch going free to play.


He says that it will be due to the 18 Overwatch league team owners needing more validation on their purchase of a team:


“I think that the 18 Overwatch League owners have been assured by Blizzard that it will expand the audience for Overwatch. The most expedient way to do this is to make the core game free-to-play in order to attract tens of millions of new users, who ostensibly will…
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Posted by Verlane on January 4, 2019 at 11:11pm — 1 Comment

Rumor: Nintendo Direct on January 10th

Happy New Year to everybody!



With the New Year, comes new rumors! We all love rumors right? 

This one is kind of a big one. Gaming web site "Gaming INTEL" got an exclusive leak on a possible Nintendo Direct coming this month. As soon as the 10th of January. 

I WAS TOLD JANUARY 10TH FROM ONE SOURCE. THIS HASN’T BEEN CROSS CHECKED BETWEEN SOURCES. MOST OF MY OTHER SOURCES ARE STILL UNDECIDED ON AN EXACT DATE, BUT CERTAIN OF A NINTENDO JANUARY DIRECT.

I dug into this a little myself, now these are all rumors, but we are going to see in game footage of the much hyped Metroid Prime 4 along with the much anticipated announcement of a main line Pokemon game.

Other games rumored are; Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle 2 and Animal Crossing. Along…

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Posted by James Tuttle on January 4, 2019 at 3:09pm

 
 
 
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