While the classic RPG might have been somewhat crowded out of the consoles space in recent times due to a focus more on first-person shooters, open-world sandbox games, and more action-orientated role-playing games, there has been a slight resurgence in recent times. Diablo 3 and the Wasteland 2 have shown there is certainly a market for RPGs in the style of the original Fallout titles. Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated of these that has finally made its way to home consoles in the form of Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition.
Back when touchscreens were a new novelty and the Wii was the hottest technology around, Atlus put out a series of surgery simulators called Trauma Team. Among all the “gimmick” games with special controls released during this period, Trauma Team was one of the better and more well-received. But if Atlus’s proposed TV series based on the games had ever gotten off the ground, people might have turned on the brand pretty quickly.
Nintendo’s been releasing a few new Zelda: Breath of the Wild images to the press over the last week. Let’s have a look at ’em….
Rechargeable batteries have become standard in most of today’s expensive portable electronics. The convenience comes with a big flaw however: the fact that every time you charge them, the charge holds for a slightly lesser time. It takes a while, but eventually internal batteries become so weak that they can’t keep a device powered longer than 30 minutes, and unlike conventional batteries, it’s not as easy to pop them out and replace them. Especially when the manufacturer doesn’t provide a way.
Japanese gamer outlet 4gamer.net released a new interview with Capcom assistant producer Tomoaki Ayano, who had some details on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and when fans might expect it to come out next year. According to Ayano, the game is expected to release “in the second half of next year (2017).”
The NES Classic Edition has been an overwhelming success. It’s pretty much selling out everywhere, and stores couldn’t hang on to it for the holiday season. Since Nintendo released its own official retro mini-console based on the NES, it begs the question. Will a SNES Classic Edition come next. Per a report by PC Mag.com, there’s speculation it might soon become a reality.
One of the most popular games of the NES era was the trilogy of brawlers known as Double Dragon. Billy and Jimmy bashed heads through three games, got their own merchandise line, and even received their own lousy syndicated cartoon. Strangely, unlike just about every other franchise that made it big on Nintendo’s first system, the series never continued on any further console (unless you count that one crossover with the Battletoads).
Microsoft has launched their biggest ever gaming sale with the Xbox Store Countdown To 2017 sale, offering hundreds of games, movies, music, and television shows show at discount prices. This includes up to 60% off some of the year’s biggest titles alongside weekly and daily offers that can have even bigger reductions.
Back in 1992, Shigeru Miyamoto was interviewed by Famicom Tsuushin upon the release of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Now a full translation of that revealing interview is online thanks to the efforts of Shmuplations.com. Here are the five most interesting quotes pulled from out of time….
Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, in partnership with Natsume Atari Inc., today launched Wild Guns Reloaded for the PlayStation 4. The classic fan-favorite now features new playable characters, weapons, stages, and enemies, plus an all-new co-op mode, where you can play with up to 4 players! The game is available digitally and also has a limited physical release (North America only), and is rated E10+ by the ESRB. Wild Guns Reloaded is being offered on the Natsume Amazon store, and will come with a limited edition retro Wild Guns logo keychain.
If there’s one thing that always happens in the video game industry, it’s change in regards to game developers. Studios close, heads of certain divisions leave or are replaced, and new teams are brought in to bring new life to games or studios. That’s what happened to Naughty Dog last decade just before the release of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. As Naughty Dog’s founders were set to leave the company.
Fresh Call of Duty content is coming, as Activision Publishing, Inc, , and Infinity Ward have released new details for the upcoming first DLC Map Pack for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Sabotage. Featuring four intense, new multiplayer maps, each with its own distinctive look and feel, and a new zombies co-op experience called Rave in the Redwoods, set in a ‘90s abandoned lakeside summer camp, Sabotage releases January 31, 2017 first on the PlayStation® Network for the PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow.