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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…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 13, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 12, 2019 at 4:19pm — No Comments

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. …

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Added by James Tuttle on February 11, 2019 at 4:37pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 11, 2019 at 1:22pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 10, 2019 at 10:59am — No Comments

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…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 9, 2019 at 11:39am — No Comments

Apex Legends

Earlier today Respawn Entertainment, creators of TitanFall, had a live stream where they were going to announce their newest game. 



What might it be you ask? Well, it wasn't TitanFall 3, it was actually confirmed that they aren't working on TitanFall 3 at all. However, they have been working on a new IP called "Apex Legends" - which is…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 4, 2019 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Metroid Prime 4 Has Been Delayed

This is deeply saddening news. 



Nintendo has just announced via their Youtube page, that all development on Metroid Prime 4 has been scrapped and the entire project is starting over again. This time with Retro Studios behind the development. The reason, as given by Shinya Takahashi, that Nintendo was aware of the passionate response to the…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 25, 2019 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Its Morphin Time!

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. A TV series that has been around for 25 years and has had many many games based around it, some good, a lot of them terrible, is getting another one. 



Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a team based fighting game that utilizes the 25 years of history of this franchise. You can put new and old…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 17, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 10, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 9, 2019 at 2:48pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 9, 2019 at 1:28pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 4, 2019 at 3:09pm — No Comments

It's A-Me, Mario

For 25 years now, Charles Martinet has been the voice of Mario. Starting with Mario's Game Gallery released on the PC in '95 and continuing on to the preset time with the newly released Smash Bros Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. Collectively in total, Martinet has been the voice of Mario 100 times. 

And according to the people…

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Added by James Tuttle on December 16, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Anthem Controversy

Over this past weekend, EA did a private alpha for the newest Bioware RPG, Anthem. While I was in the alpha, I cannot talk about what I experienced (trust me, it was kinda ehh). 

This isn't what I am here to talk about. 



Many social media outlets and even gaming web sites are talking about the issue that transpired during the alpha.…

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Added by James Tuttle on December 11, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Rumor: Persona 5 Coming To Switch?

For those who have been living underground for the last week. Joker, from Persona 5, is coming to Smash Bros. He is going to be the first DLC character released after launch. 



With this, there is now a huge rumor going around that Atlus is planning on releasing a "Persona 5 collection" some time next year. 

In now deleted tweets by…

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Added by James Tuttle on December 11, 2018 at 3:01pm — No Comments

It Has Finally Arrived

After much speculating and rumors. Marvel Studios has finally dropped the first trailer to newest Avengers movie. 



Titled "Avengers: Endgame". It follows the survivors of Infinity War as they struggle to cope with what transpired during the events and what follows in the wake of it. 

Avengers:…

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Added by James Tuttle on December 7, 2018 at 1:51pm — No Comments

The Minis Are Taking Over

Did Sega just confirm that they are working on a Dreamcast mini? 

This coming from Sega's own official Japanese Twitter account asking its fans to pick their favorite Dreamcast design. 

The Dreamcast was the last Sega console to be released, and blamed for their down fall. Despite it being…

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Added by James Tuttle on December 1, 2018 at 10:20am — No Comments

Rockstart: "Red Dead Online Starts Tomorrow"

Everybody was wondering, and now its official. Tomorrow, Nov 27th is the first day of Red Dead Online! 

.. Well at least the beta. 

Promised to launch "a month or so after the game" and then not talked about again, Rockstar announced over Twitter this morning that the Online servers will be open tomorrow for a beta test. If its anything…

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Added by James Tuttle on November 26, 2018 at 4:01pm — No Comments

NintendoLand

Yes this is very much real. 

With the success of the Switch, Nintendo is rolling in money. What better way to show off that you just don't care? Build an amusement park of course! Or at least license your brands off to so somebody else can build it. We all know how great licensing your properties worked for Marvel, so why not right…

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Added by James Tuttle on November 19, 2018 at 4:24pm — No Comments

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