Road Rage Review

Set in the backdrop of a martial law setting, with so many makings of a good game in place – Maximum Games manages to rush out an incomplete product for the holiday season which was perhaps just another half of a year in the oven away from a good game.

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Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV Now Available for PS4 VR

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Fishing in Final Fantasy XV turned to a full fledged side-game which has now been fully realized for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro owners of the FFXV fanbase. Two PlayStation Move controllers paired with the PSVR and PS4 Camera marry reality to a chill comradery and surprisingly deep fishing experience through Virtual Reality with the now renown cast of characters led by Noctis in this side-content turned full fledged gaming experience. Monster of the Deep is available now On the PlayStation Store for $29.99 and so far has been receiving 5 star reviews from PSN gamers.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Announced for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox ONE [Gameplay Reveal]

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“The continent of Europa is engulfed in the flames of the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. Although the Federation struggles valiantly against the Empire’s forces, the relentless imperial military machine threatens to consume them. With victory slipping away, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross: a last-ditch attempt to capture the imperial capital and end the war.

Commander Claude Wallace and his loyal childhood friends in Squad E are sent to fight for the desperate operation’s success, but they will have to endure harsh bone-chilling elements, waves of imperial soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyria… and unravel a grave truth that will shake them to the core.”

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Official Announcement Trailer:

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Official RELEASE DATES:
Americas: 2018
Europe: 2018

Arguably one of the best turn-based strategy franchises ever to exist, Valkyria Chronicles will receive it’s fourth installment shooting to the Nintendo Switch next year. Playing on the go with one of the world’s most unique takes on the RPG genre, Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Nintendo Switch warrants one of SEGA’s most compelling partnerships with Nintendo to date. Gamers who rock a PlayStation 4 (and PS4Pro) or Xbox ONE (and Xbox ONE X) home console can also get in on the action.
Hopefully the fourth installment could also get a PC release date eventually. It’s likely that SEGA is attempting to garner all the console sales they can before allowing piracy to take its chunk out as it does with all titles that come to the PC platform (although not as badly since Steam continues to get better and easier to use as well as more and more popular). For that we don’t blame them but if the franchise can do well enough then a Steam version certainly should be in order some day – for a truly high quality version of the game.
As for me personally, I’m still enjoying Valkyria Chronicles Remastered on my PlayStation 4 Pro console. SEGA has launched an official website HERE which will continue to be updated with more Valkyria Chronicles 4 information, and above is their Full HD Announcement Trailer. Below are some Valkyria Chronicles 4 Official Screenshots:
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Check out an excerpt from the Official Announcement below:
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Features:
  • A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War – Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same time frame as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters. Players will take command of the eager, young Commander Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons ‘extraordinaire’ Riley Miller, hotheaded Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the painful realities of war–but will the bonds of Squad E’s friendships survive the frozen battlefield?
  • The Next Generation “BLiTZ” Battle System – The part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter “BLiTZ” battle system returns to the field. New features include an explosive new class called the Grenadier, numerous offensive/defensive battleship support options, chances for a unit to have a “Last Stand” action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
  • CANVAS Aesthetics – The series’ signature hand-drawn visual style is back and overhauled for the newest generation. Inspired by watercolor compositions, the CANVAS Graphics Engine blends visual elements of reality and imagination to create an expressive world filled with colorful emotions. Watch the journey of Squad E unfold like an interactive painting!
  • The Return of a Legendary Composer – The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral soundtrack for the game.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Official Concept Art:

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Can Apple Really Recover Their Brand w/ VR?

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Apple VR could be just what the VR Industry needs and is missing. A brand that is surely capable of bringing an entirely different audience into the virtual reality world.

PlayStation and Xbox are converting to AMD APU computer gaming software architecture and parts. Android smartphone gaming is a clear and away winner over Apple’s strong and very well “improved” competition. Although it may make more money for developers to release with iOS gamers have spoken and the bulk of income is coming from titles on both platforms, not just one. Apple’s iOS gaming sales are likely to remain strong, but it’s not going to be possible anymore to drive a large amount of top tier game studios to go iOS only – those days are over.

Pair this with the fact that Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are reaching well deserved success with their spinoff of the Fire OS for home television streaming uses. Roku is strong in this space, some folks don’t even want a dedicated piece and go for Chromecast, and there’s always using the electronics you already own (PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Smartphones, Tablets, Smart TVs, laptops, desktop PCs, etc.) and what that all boils down to is plain to see.

It’s too late for an Apple TV success, and it’s too late for an Apple TV gaming controller success. While Google seems to have completely missed the boat on its own device concepts, announcing after Fire TV moved a million units, that Android TV will be the project’s name and it will feature a curated app store with gaming as a focus and with gaming controller. But why wait until Amazon struck gold to jump on the bandwagon with a delayed, out of date concept?

Some great ideas exist with Android TV (a terrible name) or whatever they end up calling it in the end. But let’s be honest, people barely care about Fire TV as it is – they already own a lot of electronics. Apple TV with a gaming controller is going to be a very hard sell right now without any additional logic behind wanting a device beyond “it does my iOS games” because nobody cares about that.

With the recent loss of $40 billion in market value from just one day [s] (via @NinjaEconomics) China will no longer allow American media to be sold through iTunes including film and music. iPhone SE fails to meet sales expectations and iPhone 7’s big surprise is just “pre-touch”, the ability to use your touchscreen phone without literally touching it but instead touching the air just above it. This is said to be a major feature for ALL phones next-gen, not an Apple exclusive. The Samsung Note 5 already does this, but with use of a stylus.

Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S7 is selling in leaps and bounds, including “Buy 1, Get 1” deals as Samsung readies a new, even more innovative phone Galaxy S7 Active for release. Apple is being crushed and China has vested interests in Samsung coming out on top when the dust settles. The #1 reason is because Apple needs this and might be seeing the beginning of the end of its dominance in the tech field if not swift to jump on a risky bet for the cornerstone of our virtual lives future-tense.

FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary: A Legacy of Art Grand Opening

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Born in 1987 and gracing the video game industry stage touching the hearts of millions of fans across the past 3 decades, Final Fantasy is a game series that most – if not all – role playing game fans can locate fond memories from. With so many installments across nearly every platform ever invented for playing games on, this series first released on December 18th, 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and continued to be a system seller for historic consoles such as the SNES and later Sony PlayStation.

On December 2nd legendary Final Fantasy artist Toshiyuki Itahana (i.e. FF9, Chocobo’s Dungeon, MOBIUS, FF Explorers) hosts a live art exhibit and signing session at the Gallery Nucleus on 210 East Main Street in Alhambra, California from 12 noon to 7 pm (Pacific Time) in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Final Fantasy.

With humble beginnings, “The story follows four youths called the Light Warriors, who each carry one of their world’s four elemental orbs which have been darkened by the four Elemental Fiends.” and this is how it all started. However, the industry would come to know the series as an ever-evolving franchise full of self-contained universes bursting to the brim with love-able characters, amazing gameplay, and touching art.

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That art is what’s specifically being remembered on December 2nd at the Gallery Nucleus which will feature free exhibits that do not require tickets. This event will spread until January 7th, 2018 giving many a chance to peruse the exhibits on display and the hall detailing a historical view on the art of our beloved JRPG franchise that arguably gave birth to it all.

Free guest tickets to the signing and live art event can be obtained HERE. There will also be a number of fan service items taking place at this time including (but likely not limited to) a free exclusive poster for any FF30th purchase made at Nucleus.

“Come celebrate the Grand Opening of FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary: A Legacy of Art on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 with your fellow fans. List of activities below:

  • FINAL FANTASY Merchandise Shop – Purchase any
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary item at the event or simply arrive in a FINAL FANTASY cosplay to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win exclusive prizes!
  • FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Demo
  • FINAL FANTASY Drink Bar (Non-Alcoholic beverages also available)
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary Photo Wall
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary Signing Wall
    And Food Trucks!”

Are AAA digital game rentals coming soon or already here?

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PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE will both soon be offering bigger and better ways to play their games on PC. Sony will use the Online Service PlayStation NOW originally introduced to run PS3 games on PS4 and PSVita.

The subscription service is hoped by many to eventually lead us to some sort of video game digital rental service. Rumors from before Xbox ONE DRM was cancelled still stand and in addition to the recently announced Xbox S/* Service we are shown the future. Microsoft even made a point to specify and reveal the unique ways in which they will partner to retailers like GameStop to sell these digital services through as many channels as gamers need making them easy to buy. Across the pond UK retailer GAME has also been considering premiering a monthly subscription service for video games. Gamefly’s attempts previously at penetrating the digital pc games goods market. GameStop’s new deal with Microsoft to sell their digital games signed in 2017.

Xbox’s original DRM which was announced at many gamers’ angst prompting both Xbox ONE and PS4 to rid themselves of DRM and even HDCP unless tagged by developer as protected content – which only seemed to happen to a handful of games so far mainly during cut-scenes.

Each disc was used as a key. Xbox’s original DRM would have allowed for digital game second hand market to survive in one way. The gamer could sell their game to a friend once but that game could not be sold a second time by the buyer of this used digital game key. In some cases that would mean the key could enter annoying states but this was Microsoft’s early attempts to appease both of the best worlds of physical content and digital content video games. Steam, PSNow, Xbox Games, PS Plus + Xbox LIVE, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox ONE, Xbox Scorpio, Pricing.

As time goes on, PlayStation brand has done very well by its players. We will wish to see, going forward, that our library will be as cross-compatible with future hardware as possible. The PS4 architecture leads us to believe this is possible. PS4 Pro is excellent machine many of us enjoy, and the PS4 Slim is great for players on a budget. Sony can expand PS Now and make it part of PS Plus. Sony may allow PS4 rentals, making sure to profit but providing the best potential solution for gamers and the PlayStation brand.

Emulators of old games are sometimes possible, PS4 Ultra specs (rumored) to out-perform Xbox Scorpio in 2019 and this brings back up the topic of the PlayStation Store because Sony may take great heed to the digital libraries gamers all cherish and invest so much in. The PlayStation 3 library didn’t go beyond its owners’ PS3 console – but now with PS4’s x64 architecture Sony can take us from PS4 to PS4 Pro, PS4 Ultra, and hopefully whatever is next for PS5’s generations as well – with a massive growing library eventually rivaling Steam’s.

Developer Diary Nascar Heat 2

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704 Games have released a new developer diary for the upcoming racing hit Nascar Heat 2. This year the competition is heating up in game where gamers will be able to work themselves up the ranks of the Nascar scene starting out at Nascar Camping World Truck Series, Monster Energy Nascar Cup series, and the Nascar Xfinity Series. In the Nascar Camping World Truck Series gamers will be racing as 32 drivers and testing their skills across 4 new tracks including: Iowa Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Gateway Motorsports Park, and Eldora Speedway. The list of the the 32 drivers will be included below.

  • Christopher Bell, No. 4 JBL.com
  • T.J. Bell, No. 45 Black Rifle Coffee
  • Spencer Boyd, No. 12 Grunt Style
  • Chase Briscoe, No. 29 Cooper Standard
  • Brandon Brown, No. 86 Coastal Carolina University
  • Ross Chastain, No. 66 Bolen Motorsports
  • Wendell Chavous, No. 49 Premium Motorsports
  • Austin Cindric, No. 19 Draw-Tite/Reese Brands
  • Jennifer Jo Cobb, No. 10 Driven 2 Honor
  • Cody Coughlin, No. 13 Ride TV/JEGS
  • Matt Crafton, No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards
  • Bryan Dauzat, No. 28 FDNY Racing
  • Grant Enfinger, No. 98 JIVE Communications
  • Korbin Forrister, No. 5 Advanced Medical Laboratories
  • Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International
  • Todd Gilliland, No. 46 Pedigree Dog Food
  • Noah Gragson, No. 18 Switch/Mobile Strike
  • Clay Greenfield, No. 68 Clay Greenfield Motorsports
  • Austin Hill, No. 20 Victory Wear
  • Travis Kvapil, No. 50 Beaver Motorsports
  • Tommy Joe Martins, No. 44 Diamond Gusset Jeans
  • Matt Mills, No. 42 Thompson Electric
  • Joe Nemechek, No. 87 Fleetwing
  • John Hunter Nemechek, No. 8 Fire Alarm Services
  • Todd Peck, No. 83 NanoProMT
  • Ben Rhodes, No. 27 Safelite Auto Glass
  • Austin Wayne Self, No. 32 AM Technical Solutions
  • Regan Smith, No. 92 Advance Auto/BTS Tire & Wheel/Carquest
  • Myatt Snider, No. 51 Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • Ryan Truex, No. 16 SeaWatch International
  • J.J. Yeley, No. 22 Legrand/Superior Essex/AM Technical Solutions
  • Tyler Young, No. 02 Young’s Building Systems/Randco

Nascar Heat 2 is coming out on September 12, 2017 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam for $49.99.

Batman: The Enemy Within – Launch Trailer

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Telltale Games season two of Batman is launching on August 8th. Titled “Batman The Enemy Within.” Starting off with episode 1 “Enigma” featuring classic villain the Riddler.  Other villains will appear throughout the season of course, like the Joker who we only saw briefly towards the end of the last season.

 

OpTic Gaming finishes first place in Call of Duty World League Stage 2 Playoffs Presented by PS4

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With half a million dollars on the line, the top COD teams from around the world competed in the second season of playoffs for CWL Championship and a $500k prize pot. This thursday, 8 more teams will face off in NA Last Chance Qualifier. Below is a list of the results from that as well as the teams which will face off Thursday. Additionally, this August will see 32 teams competing for $1.5 million dollars as part of this year’s 2017 CWL Presented by PS4, with Activision | Blizzard teaming up alongside MLG and Sony to make history with a record-breaking $4 million dollar total prize count; The Largest in Competitive Call of Duty History.

CWL Championship Stage 2 Playoffs:

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1st Place – OpTic Gaming
2nd Place – Team EnVyUs
3rd Place – eUnited
4th Place – Luminosity
5th/6th Place – FaZe Clan
5th/6th Place – Fnatic
7th/8th Place – Enigma6
7th/8th Place – Splyce
9th/12th Place – Evil Geniuses
9th/12th Place – Ghost Gaming
9th/12th Place – Red Reserve
9th/12th Place – Cloud9
13th/16th Place – Mindfreak
13th/16th Place – Elevate
13th/16th Place – Rise Nation
13th/16th Place – Epsilon Esports

Thursday – NA LCQ:

3sUP
Allegiance
Echo Fox
Lethal Gaming
Projekt Evil
Rogue
Str8 Rippin
Team Kaliber

New COD : WWII Nazi Zombies Beta Trailer Reveals Satanic Occult Illuminati Ties [HD 1080P/60FPS]

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Zombies are back! The real 1945 Nazi Zombies!

*Update: Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies Private Beta

PS4: Aug. 25 – Aug. 28

PS4 & XBOX ONE: Sept. 01 – Sept. 04

Pre-Order purchases for Call of Duty: WWII will give players access to a Private Beta period of the Nazi Zombies mode which was world premiered this weekend by Activision and Sledgehammer Games. The Private Beta begins on August 25, 2017 on PlayStation 4 and other platforms “to follow”  …meaning you’ll have to wait a little bit if you aren’t playing on PS4. The fine print states that the minimum time the exclusivity of the Pre-Order Beta period will run is for 3 days and that dates and time frames are all subject to change, as with most beta testing. The full beta will probably run a bit longer than that, likely with pre-order folks gaining access to later waves of the Beta – details of which will follow in the coming weeks at COD Beta website.

COD:WWII releases November 3, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE, and Windows PC via Steam and features a full campaign story mode, multiplayer war mode, division mode, headquarters mode, and the recently revealed Nazi Zombies mode below.

Nazi Zombies Reveal Trailer of Call of Duty: WWII is presented by our friends at GamersPrey in Full HD 1080P at 60fps. *Editor’s Note: YouTube may adjust settings depending on your device capabilities and internet bandwidth, click the gear to manually select a quality setting to view the video at.

A stark contrast to the recent controversy of missing Nazi symbolism in the WWII multiplayer, the Zombies mode of Call of Duty: WWII will have no hesitation in featuring such, let’s hope that means we’re getting a semi-authentic story mode campaign as well. A group of brothers in arms and even a female soldier are also confirmed among the supporting characters for the title, and will perhaps serve as a temporary protagonists during certain acts or period of the game’s story-line as seen often in the COD series. This game is based on the United States Army’s 1st Infantry division operations in Europe and selects 1945 as its setting with a lead character who is a young soldier coming to grips with war named Ronald “Red” Daniels.

Doom Update 6.66

Recently Bethesda put out update for Doom which came out just over a year ago. The update to the game has dropped the season pass, so now users get all the multiplayer content. In the three multiplayer packs that are now included have, nine awesome maps, three new guns, new equipment, armor sets, as well as three additional playable demons. This is really huge that Bethesda has done this and hope more companies continue to ditch the season passes in the future. One of the big changes coming to in game multiplayer is the new progression system for unlocking: guns, equipment, and demons has changed to a specific leveling system. So before the system for unlocking all this was completely random and now it will be easier to work for the customization items in game that the user wants. If you have been playing the game since launch and already have these items don’t worry you can keep these items and still use the new progression system, or reset all your items. Veteran players will be receiving a special badge to recognize their previous in game experience, and if your one of the elite users that have achieved max Slayer level you will receive a special Slayer badge.

Before in multiplayer the developer had a hack module system and that is gone with the new update and being replaced by the new Runes system. The nice thing with the Rune system is the ability to be like perks so don’t have to be activated and don’t expire, so the user can add runes as part of the player loadout. Bethesda has also made other multiplayer changes and these can be seen in the new update.

To celebrate all the new changes to Doom the developer is having a free weekend for the game starting at 11:00 AM Central Time on Thursday July 20th and going till 11:00 PM Sunday July 23rd this is on Xbox One. For users on PS4 it starts at 11:00 AM Central Time on Thursday July 27th and goes till 11:00 PM on Sunday July 30th. For users on Steam the event starts at 12:00 PM Central Time on Thursday July 20th and goes through 3:00 PM Central Time on Sunday July 23rd. During this free game time users will be able to play through the first two campaign levels as well as take in multiplayer and SnapMap. If your on the edge still the game will be on sale during the free weekend for $14.99 and that is a great deal for an amazing campaign as well as a newly updated multiplayer with new maps, guns, demons and more. This also includes the amazing SnapMap where users can create and download all kinds of new game modes as well as new ways to enjoy defeating demons. DOOM_6.66_Update_730x411

Logitech buys Astro Gaming for $85 Million

Logitech acquired Astro Gaming for 85 Million in cash on Tuesday July 11th 2017. Logitech has a huge amount of peripherals in the PC market and with this acquisition of Astro Gaming they will be put in a nice spot to rule the console market as well. Astro Gaming has been making various ranges of mostly console gaming headsets mainly the Astro A40 TR. Joining the team on Logitech G which is known for their PC gaming products such as mechanical keyboards, mice, headsets, and simulator gear. This should be a very good move since both of these companies are leaders in both the PC and Console market and both have a lot of products in the Esports communities. DSC07343-e1499813018238

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