James Tuttle's Blog (151)

Video Game Of Thrones

There have been rumors flying around the interwebs for years now about a Game of Thrones video game. Some suggestions going around have been an MMO to a "souls-like" game all the way to a card based board game.  

Then in April it was rumored that George R.R. Martin was working with a Japanese video game company on an upcoming…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 21, 2019 at 2:14pm — No Comments

The War Is Over

This is kinda huge. 



Announced today, and right out of left field, Sony and Microsoft are partnering up. Yeah I was caught off guard by this also. What does the new partnership entail? 

They both want to enhance customer's experiences in a new "direct-to-consumer" entertainment platform that will use the power of the cloud to bring…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 16, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Overwatch League, The Trading Card

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, collectible sports card company Upper Deck has entered a multi-year deal with Overwatch League to create both digital and physical cards featuring players and teams of the Overwatch League. This is the first time that Upper Deck has done anything like this before, and with the TV spot that Overwatch League…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 13, 2019 at 3:04pm — No Comments

IT's Coming

I am not a big horror person, never have been. Most traditional horror is jump scares or "slasher" movies. I don't like these kinds of horror. I personally enjoy "psychological" horror. Stuff like "In the Mouth of Madness" and "The Number 23". 

However, one of my favorite horror movies ever was "Stephen King's IT". I have read the book, I have…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 9, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Microsoft To Potentially Release A New Controller

Back in 2018, Microsoft released the "adaptive controller". A controller made specifically for disabled gamers. 

This controller was praised for its innovation and the positive impact & accessibility it created. Now everybody can game, and that is a very good thing.  

Well, this was just the beginning of something. 

A new…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 6, 2019 at 5:44pm — No Comments

The Internet Wins Again!

As reported right here by our very own Verlane. Which you can read right here.

Sega has teamed up with Paramount pictures to bring us a Sonic movie. And boy.. did it not go over so well. 

Which is fine, cause they're changing it…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 2, 2019 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Lead Anthem Developers Moving On

Much to the surprise of no body at all, Bioware, developer of the much disappointing Anthem, has announced that the lead director, the lead producer, and the executive producer have all since left the project. 

This isn't a good thing since the game is still struggling to find a home among the other loot shooters that have been…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 2, 2019 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Overwatch Developer Stream

The Overwatch developers did a live stream that focused on potential future changes to the game. In it they talked about doing a role queue and maybe future heroes. So lets break it down. 

Maximilian was sort of confirmed as possibly being the next hero. If you haven't played the newest Archive Event, he is featured heavily in it. While…

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Added by James Tuttle on April 24, 2019 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Playstation 5 Is Officially Real

This is not an upgrade, this is a whole new machine, and we might be getting it next year. 

That's according to Wired.com, who had a sit down with Mark Cerny, who is an executive at Sony of America.

The key question, is whether the console adds another layer to the sorts of experiences you already have access to, or if it…
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Added by James Tuttle on April 16, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Best Buy Switch Leaks

It has been rumored since the reveal of Joker in Smash Bros Ultimate and according to a Best Buy leak, its actually happening. 



The above image, provided by Twitter user "Mystic", is of a Best Buy sales terminal which very clearly states that Persona 5 is headed to the Nintendo Switch. You can't order it just yet, but its…

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Added by James Tuttle on April 3, 2019 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Overwatch Plans Leaked

This is mighty interesting, and since it is April Fools, take it with a grain of salt. The Overwatch dev team is planning some huge things for Overwatch in the next year, and it has been leaked.  



A lot of this stuff has already been talked about by the dev team. A few things I find really interesting. 



Quick play rule set? I…

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Added by James Tuttle on April 1, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Borderlands 3 Is Now A Thing

Today, Gearbox took the main stage at a packed house of three thousand fans during Pax East 2019, and announced one of their most anticipated games ever. 

The anticipation for this game has been building for years, with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel being released in 2014, fans figured it wouldn't be long until Borderlands 3 got…

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Added by James Tuttle on March 28, 2019 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

PlayStation Direct Announcement Roundup

With Sony skipping E3 this year, they have decided to the Nintendo approach to video game announcements. So here the first, of what they are claiming many this year, PlayStation Directs! 



First up, Iron Man VR which they are claiming is coming out this year. …

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Added by James Tuttle on March 25, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Disney/Fox Acquisition Is Finally Upon us

12:02 A.M ET the morning of March 20th. 

The long awaited negotiation will finally come to an end and Disney will own 20th Century Fox for $71.3 billion.

It first started December of 2017 when Disney showed interest in purchasing 20th Century Fox. It went back and forth, and then mid way through 2018, Comcast joined the bidding…

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Added by James Tuttle on March 19, 2019 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

The Behemoth Teases Castle Crashers

One of the pinnacle indie games that has come out in the last 10 years is from a little studio called "The Behemoth". The game is called "Castle Crashers" and its a 4 player co-op side-scrolling brawler, where you pick one of 4 different colored knights (later patches added more characters) and go from area to area beating up monsters and…

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Added by James Tuttle on March 14, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Disc-less Xbox 1 S Coming Soon

We could be getting a disc-less Xbox 1 S console in the not so distant future. 

First detailed by Brad Sams. The new console is code named "Xbox Maverick" and is supposed to launch some time in Q1 of 2019. According to sources speaking with Windows Central, this new console is going to release in May 2019, with pre-orders going live sometime in…

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Added by James Tuttle on March 5, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Break Down Of Pokemon Direct

In an all new short 7 minute Nintendo Direct, they will finally be announcing the newest entree into the Pokemon franchise. Mentioned at E3 2017, people have been long expecting a new game and its finally here!  

Ladies and gentleman, I give you generation 8. …

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Added by James Tuttle on February 27, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hero 30 Has Been Unveiled Onto The World

Baptiste, combat medic. A DPS\Healer hybrid. He is similar to Moira, but doesn't require his damage to charge his healing. 



His primary weapon is similar to Soldier 76's, but fires in 3-round bursts. It also comes equipped with a Biotic Launcher. Basically a grenade launcher that shoots out a healing grenade that provides his team with AOE…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 26, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Could Game Pass Be Coming to Switch?

Its a very strange time to be a gamer. With company's competing with each other for sales, they are also finding strange ways to befriend each other too, like with cross play functionality. 

But in an even stranger turn of events, we maybe getting Xbox Live on the Nintendo Switch. 

In a listing for their GDC 2019 schedule. It said that…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 22, 2019 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Reggie Says Farewell

Sad news to report this afternoon. 



Long time president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, has announced that he is stepping down effective April 15. He is said to be replaced by marketing man Doug Bowser (insert Bowser jokes here). 

Reggie has been the face of Nintendo of America for 15 years. Every event, every Direct. He…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 21, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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