In appreciation for Dereth: The life and times of Asheron's Call
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 2:00 pm
Imagine a game where magic was actually rare, complicated, and often underwhelming in terms of time vs. efficiency -- a game where players actually needed to study a language to figure out how to casts spells and magic words were often kept secret. Imagine a game with little to no fast travel, a game where you need to raise your [...]


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Star Wars: Rebels teases the recanonization of The Old Republic lore
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 2:30 pm
Star Wars: The Old Republic is not canon. It was one of the many things caught in the Star Wars Expanded Universe purge, which helpfully took every Star Wars novel, comic, radio play, video game, and limited-edition narrative candy wrapper and made all of them non-canon. All that's canon is the stuff that appears in the films and the television [...]


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The Nintendo 3DS is here to stay (for now)
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 12:50 pm

With the Switch fast approaching, you might think Nintendo is ready to give up on the 3DS. Not so. The company has a small, but significant stack of games planned for the handheld in 2017, and it wants you to know about them. In a press release today, the company highlighted Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, which comes out on February 3rd, Mario Sports Superstars -- which now has a release date, March 24th -- and Pikmin, a side-scroller spin-off featuring Captain Olimar and his color-coded friends. A (rather fantastic) Pikachu-themed new 3DS XL is also coming to America for $199.99 on February 24th, following its release in Japan late last year.

Source: Nintendo (Press Release)




Hunt those monsters with Toukiden 2 on PC in March
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 10:49 am
Toukiden 2 [official site], a follow-up to the Monster Hunter-ish action-RPG, will indeed be coming to PC. Tecmo Koei today confirmed a PC release and announced a release date of March 21st, also blorping up a new trailer with folks duffing up some big ol’ demons. I’ve not played the first Toukiden myself but hear […]


The Banner Saga 3 now fluttering on Kickstarter
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 11:39 am
The tale of the little flag that could will continue in The Banner Saga 3 [official site], if a Kickstarter goes well. Yup, developers Stoic have turned back to crowdfunding to conclude their strategy RPG series. We waved the safety flag for the first Banner Saga, digging its look and style but not so much […]


Wot I Think: Detention
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 12:00 pm
Hold your breath, close your eyes and hope that the lingering dead slip by without noticing you. Their tongues bulge from their mouths and they shudder between worlds. Detention [official site] is a side-scrolling point and click game, made by a small team of Taiwanese developers. It’s made up of puzzles and very occasional stealth […]


Here's the moment a familiar face turns up in Resident Evil 7 [SPOILERS]
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 11:19 am
Obviously, all the spoilers here. DON'T GO PAST THE IMAGE BELOW IF YOU'RE AVOIDING ...


Who needs the Oscars, with their pomp and circumstance, their glitz and glam? If you're like me and enjoy a good bit of schadenfreude, it's the Razzies that you should be paying attention to


Jin’talks – The Winter War – The New Front
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 12:00 pm
Welcome back to EvE’s latest site of carnage and chaos in the South with my 5th episode on the Winter War, looking at how things have developed … [visit site to read more]


Razer makes its Blackwidow keyboard quieter, more comfortable
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 11:00 am

Fans of mechanical keyboards love them for their tactile, springy and accurate keys -- but not everybody loves how loud they can be. If you're looking for a clicky feeling without an audible click, Razer wants your attention. Today the company announced a new, quieter Razer Blackwidow mechanical keyboard. At a glance, it's basically the same layout as the company's previous Blackwidow gaming keyboard, but with two key differences: a detachable magnetic wrist rest, and a new 'silent' mechanical key switch.




Don't bank on Kinect games in 2017
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 12:00 pm

"The problem is not that nobody has Kinect, but it's that nobody is talking about it anymore."

That's Mattia Traverso, the creator of Kinect-exclusive game Fru. Traverso has a unique perspective on the Kinect marketplace because he's one of the last video-game developers to build an experience specifically for Microsoft's motion-sensing peripheral.

Not that the Kinect is officially dead. However, Kinect is clearly not a priority for Microsoft. In 2016, the Xbox One's Kinect 2 received just two games from third-party studios, Fru and Just Dance 2017. Microsoft hasn't released a motion-sensing game itself since 2014, the same year the company announced it would start selling the Xbox One without the Kinect bundled in the box. Support for the peripheral has disappeared over the past three years, and with it, so has public attention.




Hey person, see the first Resident Evil in first-person
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 8:50 am
Resident Evil 7 shifting the core series into a first-person perspective is an interesting change, but what if it had been that way all along? One enterprising Evil Resident (as I imagine RE fans probably call themselves I guess) has whipped up a prototype of the first Resident Evil running in first-person, cutscenes and all. […]


Have You Played… Sensible Golf?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 10:30 am
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. By the time I played Sensible Golf, I already had access to golf games which more closely resembled the pastime. That didn’t stop me from loving its top-down simplicity, though, for many of […]


Oscar 2017 nominations: Arrival scores loads, but there's no love for Deadpool
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 9:49 am
The 2017 Oscar nominations have been released and the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone musical La La Land is already the big winner with 14 nominations, but this year also sees sci-fi get some recognition with Arrival gaining 8 noms


Luke Skywalker, move over: Mark Hamill has his very own action figure
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 10:37 am
Gathering dust on any fan’s shelf are a ton of action figures, but it’s unlikely that you’ll see your own mirror image looking down on you


World of Warcraft monkeys around with trinket stats
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 10:00 am
When players next log into World of Warcraft, they may find a pleasant surprise waiting for them: a beefed-up trinket. Oh, and the release of Mythic Nighthold, but that was hardly a surprise. Blizzard is improving the performance of some of the newer trinkets after determining that they were somewhat underpowered. "We’ve found that our tuning on trinkets which relied [...]


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Ashes of Creation details the progress of seasons
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 10:30 am
The environment in Ashes of Creation is meant to change around you. The most basic level of this, as detailed in the most recent article on the official site, is simply the changing of seasons, with spring giving way to summer which eventually turns to fall and so on. Passes that might be perfectly safe and accessible in the summer [...]


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Former 'Grand Theft Auto' lead starts his own VR studio
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 9:29 am

Until 2014, Leslie Benzies was head of Rockstar North, responsible for hits like the Grand Theft Auto series and Red Dead Redemption. After an acrimonious split with his former employer and some time away, Benzies looks to be coming back to the game world. An investigation by The Scotsman reveals that the executive has registered a company -- VR-Chitect Limited -- with the aim of building VR headsets and equipment.

Via: UploadVR

Source: The Scotsman




The Grand Budapest Hotel
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 10:00 am

I checked out The Grand Budapest Hotel after seeing it on an episode of Movies of Mikey.  I knew almost nothing  about it going in except what I learned from that video.

I liked it.  It's a little more... artsy... I think that's the word I want... than movies I typically watch but it was good anyway.  I really liked the framing devices they used for the different levels of story.  It has a story in a story in a story thing going on that's broken up by using different aspect ratios for different levels of the story.  There's also some unreliable narrator thrown in there too for good measure.

I honestly didn't know if I would even make it five minutes into this movie but I was engrossed the whole time I was watching it.  With my typical kind of movies I would know who to recommend it to and who not too but this one throws me for a loop.

I would say if you get a chance to try this one on the cheap you should give it a shot.  In the end, I liked it.


The Daily Grind: Have you ever participated in a protest in an MMORPG?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 8:00 am
Protests in the real world dominated this past weekend's news, and while I surfed around for an in-game equivalent to cover, I couldn't find much of one (though I found people selling themed accessories in Second Life!). That said, protests in MMORPGs aren't unheard of, and I mean actual protests, not memorials and vigils. World of Warcraft players will remember [...]


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Marvel Heroes devs gush about new update while Lunar New Year arrives
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 9:00 am
There are two things for certain in regard to Marvel Heroes' "biggest update ever:" It was quite comprehensive indeed, and it has received mixed reviews (to put it kindly) from the player community. For the developers, at least, there is no controversy here; they love the update and can't wait to gush about it. To that end, Marvel Heroes put out a new [...]


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Overwatch's Year of the Rooster update is expected today
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 9:30 am
The downside of Blizzard's Overwatch teases is that they tell dataminers right where to look and leakers right when to strike. So it goes with the online shooter's Year of the Rooster content, which according to the apparent Spanish-language trailer leak will begin today and end on February 13th, with at the very least Chinese New Year avatar skins, emotes, [...]


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Steam Charts: The Awakening
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 6:48 am
Heavens to Murgatroyd, it’s only the weekly Steam charts! That is to say, the ten games which sold best on Steam last week. After a string of backwards-looking weeks, it’s beginning to look a lot like 2017 at last. … [visit site to read more]


Whoah! Rainbow Six Siege is going to Ibiza
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 6:56 am
Proving that military operation name generators inevitably cough up titles which sound like elegant personal massagers sold in bourgeois boutiques, Ubisoft have announced Operation Velvet Shell for Rainbow Six Siege [official site]. The first content update of the wall-smashing shooter’s second season will, as ever, introduce a new map and two new characters, and Ubi […]


Overwatch gets even more Funko Pop figures and the cute is too much
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 24 January 2017, 6:48 am
Got an addiction to plastic? A passion for somehow adorable bobble-headed pop culture characters? If you, like me, have a desk of dead-eyed models and are a fan of Overwatch then you're quite frankly doomed


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