October 2019 Blog Posts (23)

The Witcher

When it was announced that Netflix was creating a TV series based off of book series written by Andrzej Sapkowski, not the CD Projected Red video game. A lot of fans were interested in just what the streaming service was going to create. When it was announced that Superman actor Henry Cavill was going to be playing the titular character,…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 31, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Blizzcon 2019

The last year has been rough for Blizzard.

Leading into last year we got an announcement that Blizzard CEO and president Mike Morhaime was stepping down. Mike has been with Blizzard since 1991. J. Allen Brack was put in charge of Blizzard, but not as a CEO, just as president. A sign of the closing grip that Activision has over Blizzard. Mike's…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 30, 2019 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Nioh 2 Character Creation Contest Announced

Leading up to Nioh 2's release next year, Tecmo Koei plans to hold a character creation contest throughout the game's beta, which will be available November 1st. The top six winners will be presets in Nioh 2's character creation tool. The following information is from the official Nioh 2 website:

"In conjunction with the release of the…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 29, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

EA + Steam = Happy Gamers

Let's rewind to 2009. 

Steam held 70% of all digital distribution on PC. If you were a PC gamer, you had Steam installed. We accepted that, it was reliable, had a great section of games, and their sales made it very hard to not accept them. They were trusted among PC gamers. They were the market leader after all.

Everything was on there,…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 29, 2019 at 2:07pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Coaster Works (Sega Dreamcast)

Ever wanted to tell an amusement park you may frequent that their main attraction roller coaster is no good? That perhaps you can design a better ride than they can? Coaster Works may be one of the closest tools to put you in the seat of an architect to create the coaster of your imagination! That way you'd never have to go to an amusement park…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 29, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

WWE Games Gives Statement on 2K20's Glitches And Mishaps

Suffice to say, the latest venture in Take 2 Interactive's WWE series of annual wrestling games has garnered headlines, but for all the wrong reasons a video game should be trending. While it isn't uncommon for these entries to have a fair share of graphical clipping and screen tearing, WWE 2K20 has essentially become you very own Botchamania starter…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 25, 2019 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Bethesda Offers Private Worlds In Fallout 76, For A Price

With a move that has left a lot of Fallout 76 players and non-players alike, kind of confused. Bethesda has just announced that they are offering a premium membership to Fallout 76 called Fallout 1st. Bethesda has said that Fallout 1st "offers something players have been asking for since before launch: private worlds for you and select friends." That might…

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Added by Spanish on October 23, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Castlevania III Dracula's Curse (NES)

The first Castlevania is highly revered to be one of the best examples of linear platforming gameplay on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Its difficulty, level design, and mechanics combine for an immersive experience that rewards paying attention to your surroundings and acting accordingly. Very much like the Contra series, the first game carries…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 22, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Overwatch 2 Has Been Leaked

We are 2 weeks away from Blizzcon 2019, so let the rumors commence! 

Earlier in the Summer, a Blizzard employee said an upcoming StarCraft first person shooter was being cancelled. When asked why, this employee said that it was so Blizzard can move the team onto two other projects, and named Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 19, 2019 at 8:17am — No Comments

Obsidian's New Trailer For The Outer Worlds

Obsidian is aiming to engross players in its latest game, the spacefaring foray, The Outer Worlds. Less than a month after the studio was acquired by Microsoft in November 2018, Obsidian revealed The Outer Worlds at the 2018 Game Awards December 10th of that year. Receiving critical praise for their previous works on Fallout: New Vegas and revered…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 18, 2019 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Overwatch For The Switch Is Out! Or Is It?

This has just been a really bad week for Blizzard. 

Overwatch has finally been released for the Nintendo Switch. The problem is, you can't purchase it on the Nintendo Eshop. It has a page, and asks you if you want to buy it. But if you choose too, you get an error message. …

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Added by James Tuttle on October 17, 2019 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Google's Stadia Streaming Service Has Release Date Revealed

Google Stadia has a chance to turn some heads in the gaming world. Since its formal announcement at the 2019 Game developers Conference in March 2019, Google has its eyes on providing the launchpad for gaming's future as a streaming service and it will be available in a little more than a month from now. On November 19th, Stadia will be offered to Pro…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 15, 2019 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Ok, Let's Talk About The Blizzard Stuff

On October 6th of this year. Hearthstone player Chung Ng Wai AKA Blitzchung was being interview after his win in a Taiwanese Hearthstone Tournament. During the interview, the caster told him to sum it all up in 8 words. Blitzchung said...…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 15, 2019 at 5:48pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! BUG! (Sega Saturn)

The concept of mascot characters for a platform game was a trope throughout the 90's to the point that it became funny. Sonic and Mario dumbed everything down to having a colorful animal character carry a game through success during the 16-bit era. Many weren't even bad games like Aero the Acrobat, just lost in the shuffle. Can't imagine kids goading…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 15, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tencent

Tencent Holdings Limited was founded in 1998 by a conglomerate of other Chinese company's whose subsidiaries specialize in "Internet-related technology". 

Tencent is now the world's largest video game company and one of the most valuable technology company's in the world. They have their hands in everything from social media, to web site…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 14, 2019 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Apple's App Store Leaks Fortnite Chapter 2

It looks as if Epic Games has a monumental change coming up for Fortnite. As season 10 looks to be wrapping up on October 13th, the team seems to be gearing towards expanding upon the universally successful battle royale game moving forward. As its primary competition, Respawn's Apex Legends launched a new map and saw an increase in players, as well…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 11, 2019 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Mortal Kombat 11 Free To Play This Upcoming Weekend

For anyone who may have been a little hesitant about sampling Neatherrealm's latest chapter in the hard-hitting, blood spilling mayhem, here's a little bit of good news. From October 11th to October 14th, Mortal Kombat 11 will be free to play on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

In this free trial, all multiplayer game modes will be accessible, along…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 9, 2019 at 1:24pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Fester's Quest (Nintendo Entertainment System)

Fester's Quest is the perfect balance of a simultaneously decent game and a very frustrating one. I'll look back and fondly think, "I had some fun playing this one. Maybe I should pull this one of the shelf and give it a go". About six minutes in, after blowing up the 927th blue hopping frog that respawned IMMEDIATELY from the same pixel the previous…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 8, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Leon, Claire, and Mr. X Joins Monster Hunter In Iceborne Crossover

Monster Hunter World will be adding the zombie busting veterans Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield, along with their terrifyingly persistent wall-crashing nemesis, Mr. X to the Iceborne expansion. Leon and Claire will emulate their likenesses from the Resident Evil 2 Remake that was released in January 2019 as available skins doing battle with monsters…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 4, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Red Dead 2 Coming To PC

PC players rejoice! It has been officially announced that the Rockstar epic, Red Dead Redemption II is finally coming to the PC platform - and it's coming sooner than expected. 

November 5th Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on Rockstar Games Launcher. The PC version is going to also see some enhancements over it console brother. Graphical…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 4, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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