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Missing Link: Farcry 5 Review

This review isn't all that late considering the game was released five months ago (March 27, 2018).  This is the first Farcry game I've played completely through since the 3rd in the series.  It is a 1st person open-world shooting game with elements of role playing games.  

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Added by Link on August 29, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Windjammers Gets A Sequel

This might be the longest time between sequels in video game history. The Windjammers franchise, which was started in 1994, is getting a sequel in 2019. For those who haven't played it the Windjammers series is a combination of frisbee and dodgeball. Check out the trailer;

The trailer is a great bit of nostalgia for fans of 90's era…

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Added by Link on August 23, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

Second Story Mode In Newest Soulcalibur VI Trailer

It's a little under two months from the October 19th release date of Soulcalibur VI and boy do we have some news. A new trailer came out today, showcasing a story mode, called "Libra Of Souls". This is the second story mode that will be in the series. Players will be able to create their own fighters and roam a virtual 17th century countryside.  Along the way players will fight in game characters as well as other user's fighters. Check out the trailer below.…

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Added by Link on August 21, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Blame Canada! Wal-Mart Up North Might Have Leaked A Bunch Of E3 Games Early

While it hasn't been officially confirmed it appears that Wal-Mart Canada might have put pre-orders for games that haven't been announced yet on their website.  @Wario64 got a screen shot that we've posted below:

That's a lot of AAA titles including

  • Just Cause 4
  • The Division 2 
  • Splinter…
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Added by Link on May 9, 2018 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Lawsuit Outta Nowhere!! Randy Orton's Tattoo Artist Sues 2k

Ladder!  Lawsuit!  Artist Catherine Alexander is suing Take-Two Interactive Software; 2K Games, Inc.; 2K Sports, Inc.; Visual Concepts Entertainment; Yuke's Co, Ltd. and Yuke's LA Inc. for what she feels is infringement on her copyrighted work.  Her lawsuit says that the use of her tattoos is copyright infringement.  She has previously contacted World Wrestling Entertainment about their use of Orton's likeness and his tattoos.  They offered her 450$ for the right to use the…

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Added by Link on April 19, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

John Cena Will Be Duke Nukem

The Duke is here! In great news for wrestling and video game nerds, John Cena has been cast to play Duke Nukem. According to an interview with Cinemablend, producer Andrew Form has said they don’t have a script but they have their Duke. He also emphasized a focus on tone, saying that he was drawing inspiration from Deadpool. Personally, I feel the emphasis on tone will be…

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Added by Link on March 28, 2018 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Sega Mega Drive Classics Announced For XB1 & PS4

Credit : Mega Drive Classics

In a bit of awesome news today Sega announced the release of Mega Drive Classics for Xbox One, PC, and Playstation 4.  The previous generation consoles had a release similar to this which had about…

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Added by Link on March 14, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Black Panther DLC For Lego Marvel Superheroes Gets A Trailer

Hail to the kind (of Wakanda) baby!  I haven't seen the movie yet so I don't really know what's happening, but I did see some cool team up moves and mutant crocodiles. 

Credit: Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment

I don't know what that…

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Added by Link on February 15, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Is Google Making A Console?

While there hasn't been and official announcement, there are rumors that Google will be launching it's own streaming-based gaming service.  Currently code named "Yeti", there is still speculation if it will be a console for streaming to Chromecast compatible devices or if it will be a stand-alone console.  In 2014 the Nexus (pictured below) was released by none other than...GOOGLE…

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Added by Link on February 14, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Wild Blanka Appears In Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Ever since the release of Street Fighter V I've been waiting for Blanka to be in the game.  when he and Sagat were announced in December of last year I was squealing at the screen like a giddy child (video of the announcement here, sadly no video of me squealing)  Here's the game play trailer that was released today.…

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Added by Link on February 13, 2018 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Kingdom Come : Deliverance Has a Day 1 Patch That's 23 GB!

Coming out today is Kingdom Come : Deliverance.  The game is, as Kotaku put it "(A) Medieval RPG with no magic bullshit".  It started as a Kickstarter Campaign to create an RPG based around 15th century Bohemia.  For those of you like me that had no idea where that is I googled it.  It's the western part of the modern day Czech Republic.  It will be released to Xbox and Playstation.  Here's a video explaining some aspects of the gameplay;…

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Added by Link on February 13, 2018 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

What's The Deal With Loot Boxes?

     Lootboxes seem to be one of the biggest controversies in gaming today.  Gamers are boycotting AAA titles, governments are considering banning them, but what's the big deal?  Let's take a look.

  

Harmless?  Credit: Overwatch

     If you've ever taken a community college…

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Added by Link on February 10, 2018 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Reminder: Elder Scrolls 6 Is at least "Two Big Game Releases" Away

     So this is sort of good news and bad news.  The good news is that there will eventually be a sequel to Skyrim.  The bad news is that we're going to have to "manage expectations" according to Pete Hines, head of public relations for Bethesda.  These aren't going to be small titles either, "We are not talking about things like a Fallout Shelter kind of project but, like, big multi-platform releases like you expect," he said. …

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Added by Link on February 9, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Far Cry 5 News Roundup

With a March 27 release date coming up there has been a flood of Far Cry 5 news and trailers.  First is the story trailer.  

Credit: Ubisoft

     Creepy cult leader in a small town?  This is a really cool concept that I don't think has…

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Added by Link on February 6, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Launch Trailer!!

I have been unreasonably excited for Shaq Fu : A Legend Reborn.  I really liked the original pre-Shaqtus, pre-big Aristotle, pre-Hobo Master (yeah that's really one of his nicknames) game.  The new one looks really cool.  The only fault I see so far is not calling it Shaq Fu Part 2.  Check out the trailer below.…

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Added by Link on February 6, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Now That The Superb Owl Has Flown Its Mutant Football League Time

     In a story that fell through the proverbial cracks Mutant Football League launched.  Here is the launch trailer featuring the voice of NBA Jam's Tim Kitzrow (playing Grim Blitzrow)

It's Blitz time baby!  Credit :…

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Added by Link on February 5, 2018 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Xbox Gamepass Will Now Include ALL Microsoft Developed games

In a big announcement today, Microsoft is going to include Microsoft Studios titles.  This means games like State of Decay, Crackdown 3, and even Sea of Thieves will be part of the Xbox Gamepass.  This is great news for subscribers and gamers in general.  If you were planning on buying a game like Halo or Gears of War then it makes sense to purchase half a year of the gamepass.  A part of this that went under the radar is that Microsoft will also begin selling 6 month passes for 59.99.  This…

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Added by Link on January 29, 2018 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Study Shows NO Link Between Violent Video Games And Behavior (For The 100th Time)

     In a study published today by the University of York (Link)  there is no correlation between violent video games and violent behavior.  In a series of experiments involving 3,000 participants they were exposed to a variety of combat physics.  As stated by the university;…

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Added by Link on January 22, 2018 at 6:08pm — No Comments

The Missing Link: Mafia 3

     I know it's well after the release, but living in the golden age of video games means sometimes a game or two can fall through the cracks.  Mafia 3 was one of those games. 

Spoilers Ahead!

     Mafia 3 takes place in New Bordeaux, which for all intents and purposes is New Orleans in 1968.  Having been raised an orphan by…

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Added by Link on January 16, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Gamestop Introduces Video Game Rentals!

If you've been in a Gamestop recently you've noticed the changes.  There is definitely a heavier emphasis on non-video game merchandise such as Funko Pops and ThinkGeek.  It now seems they are completely changing their business model to compete with Netflix and Gamefly.  The PowerPass will be offered in six month increments for sixty dollars and will allow unlimited rentals one game at a time.  The service will only be available to PowerUp rewards members.  As an added bonus after the six…

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Added by Link on October 30, 2017 at 10:56am — No Comments

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