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Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019

After months of speculation, we finally got our direct, and what a great one it was. So lets get to the break down! 

Super Mario Maker 2 is coming this June. They have added a lot of new building features to the game judging by the announcement trailer. They also added a new style based on Super Mario 3D Land. The first Mario Maker game featured Mario in construction gear, this one features both Mario and Luigi. Maybe a 2 player mode? 

Also announced was a new action JRPG from Tokyo RPG Factory, creators of I Am Setsuna and Lost Spear.  The new game, Oninaki, focuses on isometric combat and the ability to acquire and equip souls to change…

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Posted by James Tuttle on February 13, 2019 at 5:30pm

Twitch Rivals: APEX Legends - Challenge

Today, Twitch.tv teams up with Apex Legends to bring you the first of its Challenge series.

Here is an overview of the rules. 

"Each event features 16 three-player squads. Streamers from North America and EMEA are representing their territories, with a total of 48 competitors. Each squad will compete to earn the most points, with 5 points awarded for each match victory and 1 point awarded for each kill."

As for the steamers? Its a whose who of the best and most popular streamers on Twitch. Everybody from DrDisrespect, to Shroud, to Fortnite main stay himself, Ninja. There is even some Overwatch pros tossed into this (Lets go Seagull!) 

You can find all of the info on the Twitch Rivals website

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Posted by James Tuttle on February 12, 2019 at 4:19pm

The Chart Game

I remember as a kid, many many moons ago, of just walking into a toy store or department store and purchasing a game. Give them money, they give me the game. 

Years later, Collectors Edition became a thing. A more expensive version of the same game that came with added stuff. Some had maps, a steel case, a statue, maybe even an art book. 

Now a days? You get this. 

I want the game, but I also want the season pass, but this one comes with cool guns, and this one has a soundtrack! 

The Editions Chart. 



What the heck is this? These different editions range from $59.99 for the standard edition (which comes with the game!) to the the "Phoenix Shield Edition" which will run you $250 smackers. Plus its only available to the Ubisoft store and sold out in…

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Posted by James Tuttle on February 11, 2019 at 4:37pm

Marvel Partners With Hulu

Hot off the heals of the successful TV series "The Runaways". Marvel and Hulu have just announced 4 more shows. The new adult animation series is going culminate into a crossover titled "The Offenders", an obvious play on Netflix's "The Defenders" cross over. 

Here is the press release detailing the show names and what they are about. 

  • Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. centers around an egomaniacal supervillain with a really big head and a really little body, who struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family. Writers Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt will also executive produce along with Jeph Loeb.
  • Marvel’s Hit-Monkey tells the tale of a wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, as he…
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Posted by James Tuttle on February 11, 2019 at 1:22pm

Division 2 - My Thoughts

I have been playing The Division 2 Private Beta. So far, I am really enjoying it, but then again I also liked the first game. I like these shooter\looter games and between this one and Anthem. I ended up going with Division 2. 

The Division's first year was marked with issues and complaints. Most of which were fixed in the 1.8 update. Division 2 builds upon this even further, but doesn't really change the formula at all. There is no real big significant changes here. This is very much the Division game you have played before, with slight improvements. 

I am going to highlight some of these changes below. 

Loot

Loot is actually different in this game. First off, there are no more attachments to loot. Attachments are only acquired by crafting now. Which…

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Posted by James Tuttle on February 10, 2019 at 10:59am

More Lay-Offs Likely For Blizzard

Rumors are swirling about more layoffs coming to Blizzard. Just days before the publishers quarterly earnings call which is set to be this Tuesday, February 12th. 

Bloomberg reports that the layoffs are expected to be in the hundreds. 

While Activision owns the majority shares of Blizzard, they both work autonomously of each other, but share the same executives. 

Blizzard spent much of 2018 cost-cutting. Their chief operating officer, Armin Zerza, wanted them to produce more games - other than remasters and expansions- and reduce spending. 

The last new game that Blizzard released was 2016's Overwatch, which garnered critical acclaim. As of this posting, Overwatch has 40 million players across 3 different platforms. It is the 7th best selling video game of all time and brought the company $1 billion dollars of…

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Posted by James Tuttle on February 9, 2019 at 11:39am

 
 
 
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