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The Fantastical world of Yooka Laylee – Yooka Laylee review

Way back in 2012 there was talk of the developers of the original Banjo Kazoiee coming out with a new plat-former. I remember having mixed feelings of excitement and sadness as I knew it wasn’t a new Banjo game, however it was developed by the same people. Fast forward to May 1st 2015 and their new game shows up on Kickstarter and within 38 minutes it met it crowdfunding goal of 175k and in only 21 hrs it hit the 1 million mark. At the time this was the fastest any game had hit the 1 million mark. I suppose you could say people where excited to get their hands on it. The game was called Yooka Laylee. Last year Team  17 sent me an…

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Black Shell Media – Indie developer’s best friend

I got the honor of meeting with and talking to Raghav Mathur the co-founder of Black Shell Media. You may or may not have heard of Black Shell Media, but you really should know who they are. Especially if you are an Indie developer. For the rest of this article I will be referring to Black Shell media as BSM, because I am lazy.;) So what does BSM do? Why is it so important to the Indie community? Here is the best explanation straight from BSM. “We’re a publishing and marketing firm dedicated to helping independent video game developers reach massive audiences, publish financially successful titles and turn game development into a career. Black Shell Media publishes over 55 titles with 1.5 million players worldwide.…

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Sacred Fire – A Psychological RPG

  One of the great things about working as media is that I get sneak peaks and news about games I may have never heard of otherwise. Sacred Fire was one of those games. I was already intrigued by the psychological RPG tag on this game. Then when I heard one of the voice actors is Doug Cockle I was completely on board. If that name doesn’t sound familiar to you, that’s ok. I only know who is due to my complete adoration of the Witcher series. Doug Cockle is the voice of Geraldt, which shows me that they are serious about the quality of this game. Hopefully I will get my hands on a review copy when its ready and will let you guys know…

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Sundered is Coming – Thoughts on the Pre-Alpha

I recently received a Pre-Alpha code for  a game I have been looking forward to since my hands on at Twitch.con. The game is Sundered and it is developed by Thunder Lotus Games the same people who brought us the Excellent Jotun(see link for the review at the bottom of page)I took only a few short minutes for this to become one of my most anticipated games of 2017. No small feet considering all the greatness we are going to experience this coming year. Sundered has an official release date of July 2017, and its going to be epic. It is set to release on the PC/Linux/Mac and the PS4. If you have never heard of Sundered before, let me break it down for you.…

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Nier Automata available on PS4 right now!

Played the Demo several times, its brilliant. Cant wait for the final product. This is a Platinum games, game and it shows. Here is a play through of the demo by yours truly. Here is some more information from the Square press release. Seriously check this game out, cant come soon enough. About NieR: Automata The highly anticipated follow up to the 2010 cult-classic NIER®, NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as machine lifeforms. This title will be available for the PlayStation®4 system on March 7, 2017 in North America for $59.99 and Steam® in early 2017. The “Black Box Edition” is available for pre-order exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store for…

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Double Dragon IV Coming to PlayStation®4 and Steam (PC) in January

According to Game press we are getting another Double Dragon. I played both one and two numerous times with various friends and couldn’t be happier about this announcement. This was a 2 player co-op beat um up, back when coop was king. I spent way to many quarters when Double Dragon was arcade only. Here is more information, you owe it to yourself to at least give it a shot. Billy and Jimmy Lee are back! YOKOHAMA, Japan – December 30, 2016 – Arc System Works Co., Ltd. is proud to announce Double Dragon IV, the next installment in the classic beat’em up series. The game will be available on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®4 and Steam (PC) on January 29th and 30th in North America…

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Jotun Review

When I first saw screenshots of Jotun I knew I had to play it. The art style looked incredible and the gameplay from the trailers looked like a lot of fun. I had a lot of expectations for this game being something special. Sometimes when I actually play, my expectations are let down. Thankfully with Jotun my expectations were not only met, but exceeded. This is a game I will return to over and over again. I  had the opportunity to meet William Dube’ of Thunder Lotus games and try out their next game Sundered, I can say from my play time, it is going to be another fantastic game. I won’t spend time talking about it in this review, but lets just say I…

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Nintendo Switch – In spite of the name, this looks great!

I’m just going to say it… Switch..really? The name NX just sounded so cool to me, so futuristic. Then came the announcement..sigh. The Nintendo Switch. Maybe the name will grow on me..maybe. In all fairness, its pretty standard to have a code name and then change the name at the reveal, but still. Putting the name aside, I am actually really excited for Nintendo’s newest console. I think the Wii-U was very underrated with a lot of really great games. We won’t talk about the third party support, which was ok at best. The one thing that I really didn’t like about the Wii-U was that the range for the pad was very short. I couldn’t go in the next room without it losing connection.…

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Red Dead Redemption 2 officially announced

I cannot wait to find out more! This was one of my favorite games of all time. Finally they have announced Red Dead Redemption 2. What’s next? Half-Life 3. Check out the press release below. NEW YORK, NY, October 18, 2016 – Rockstar Games®, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that the highly anticipated  Red Dead Redemption 2® will release worldwide in Fall 2017 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems and for the Xbox One games and entertainment system. Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption,  Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new…

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Overwatch Review

  Intro Overwatch was released on May 24th, 2016 to incredible hype and staggering success. The team-based FPS (First-Person Shooter) superhero game quickly soared to over 10 million players worldwide (PC, Xbox One, and PS4) and also surpassed the immensely popular League of Legends, as the most played game in Korean internet cafe’s. That stat may not seem like much, but that’s a very telling and impressive feat. The game is a first in many respects for Blizzard; it’s a FPS to start with, an entirely new genre for them, and it combines the company’s expertise at rich lore, character history, depth, colorful and beautifully rendered art as well as a cinematic quality soundtrack. These are all things Blizzard excels at with its usual lineup…

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