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How Video Games Turned One Person’s Life Around

Video Games Changed My Life - Quinn of RGN

Hello there all!

 

We are happy to have you here again, this time to share a background story of one our staff members who’s life got turned around through gaming.

 

For one gamer it all started in 1995 with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Making hours on end with the Lion King set a path open for freedom of creativity, meeting well-spirited people and having tons of fun.

This is the story of ChronicGalaxy and his gaming past.

 

I have been asked to share my gaming history with you, the reader!

As many of you know gaming goes back quite far now, and we have seen developments beyond our wildest dreams. From starting out with a basic concept in 2D to full open worlds in magnificent and breath-taking visuals, we as gamers have witnessed the beauty of development.

 

The gaming industry has had a lot of negative feedback from concerned parents across the world, yet it also has a wonderful side to it. For me this wonderful side changed my entire life.

Some people look at me as a geek, which I fully admit I am, which I’m proud of today.

 

It wasn’t always the case for the young gamer, who sheds light on the introvert person he once was.

 

Though proud as I am now to be a geek, I had my fair share of criticism in life for just playing videogames. People told me I was wasting my life away, while all I could think of was to get back behind the controller and into the magnificent virtual world I became familiar with. I can remember that I thought people were right in a sense at one point, because the more criticism I got, the more it started to feel as if I was indeed wasting my life away.

 

This alone had the effect that I didn’t feel the need to interact with people, because videogames didn’t judge you for what you loved doing. It took me quite some years to crawl out of this, which the games I played helped with. Games such as Final Fantasy VII for the Playstation 1, Kingdom Hearts for the Playstation 2 and Minecraft for the Xbox 360 helped me release the fury I had for the world, and helped me gain the creativity I have today.

 

Though it wasn’t the end goal, this gamer in particular gained a lot out of gaming.

 

I have played on most platforms, some platforms being frustrating and most being amazing. I have met people from different countries, learned about the good sides of humanity and learned to communicate through gaming. For me, this opened many windows of opportunities, including this one: Being able to write and share my story with you. This is my gratitude towards gaming, the lessons I learned and the people I met – it is truly a remarkable and beautiful thing which I plan to never give up.

 

We could not agree more! Thank you for taking the time to write this, and as a viewer; thank you for taking the time to read this. We’ll see you next time!

Renegade kid to develop an experimental 2D game for the Nintendo 3DS

Renegade Kid New Game 3DS

You have just read that right. Renegade Kid, the team that started a Kickstarter for the shooter “Cult County” yet unfortunately failed to raise their set goal , is coming back with a vengeance.

The Co-Founder of Renegade Kid, Jools Watsham, let the fans know that they’re working on an “experimental 2D game for 3DS. It has pixels and stuff. No cults.” He later on tweeted out a picture where the text clearly says; Moon Chronicles, even though he states it is a test. All we can do is wait for more information from the company that have already brought the succesful titles Dementium: The Ward, Dementium II and Moon.

Rumor: Bioshock – The City of Dreams Film In The Makings Again

BioShock - The City of Dreams

About one year after the game’s creator, Ken Levine, officially confirmed that he decided to kill the project after a disagreement and discomfort on both a budget and an R rating for the movie ‘Bioshock’ with the publishers of Universal, it seems like the movie might be pulled from the dust.

 BioShock - RealGamerNewz

Sony Pictures bought three different domains last month according to Kotakubioshock-movie.com, bioshock-movie.net and bio-shock.net, which may indicate for a second chance of the movie being produced.

The game creator Ken Levine had stated earlier that he has not ruled out the possibility of another attempt on the movie, only if “the right combination of people” were involved. Perhaps that a collaboration of Sony Pictures and Ken Levine could lead to one of the most gory, and epic RPG games of all time made into a beautiful movie for us all to enjoy.

[Some Info Sourced: ScreenRant]

Rumor: Capcom to announce Resident Evil for Sony PS4 at E3 2014

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Photo Credit: Fan Art by RPGxPlay

It is expected that Capcom plans to reveal an important game on the E3 event, according to website Sankei Shimbun, which most likely will be Resident Evil 7. Not only does the article mention an important reveal, but it also specifies the sales expectation to reach beyond 5,6 million copies, as its predecessors has as well.

Resident Evil PS4 - E3 2014 - RealGamerNewz - DualShockers - Rumor

This raises a lot of questions for the fans of the series, which we are sure of can not wait to hear more about the possibility of another great horror game installment!

[Rumor Source: DualShockers]

Super Smash Bros. 3Ds to have “roughly” the same Pokémon and Trophies as the Wii-U

Super Smash Bros 3DS Pokemon

In a recent publication, Director Masahiro Sakurai stated that the Nintendo 3Ds version of Super Smash Bros. will have “roughly the same types of Assist Trophies and Pokémon as the Wii-U version.”. He added; “Just roughly..”

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With this statement put out, this implies that while the character selection is the same on both versions, we can expect there to be small changes in different areas throughout both games.

There already is a confirmed list of stages available for both consoles, these stages are;

Nintendo 3DS Stages

Reset Bomb Forest (Kid Icarus)

3D Land (Mario)

Spirit Train (Zelda)

Gerudo Valley (Zelda)

Arena Ferox (Fire Emblem)

Tortimer Island (Animal Crossing)

Living Room (Nintendogs)

Prism Tower (Pokemon)

Rainbow Road (Mario)

Find Mii (Streetpass Quest)

Balloon Fight (Balloon Fight)

Jungle Japes (Donkey Kong)

 

Wii U Stages

Mario Galaxy (Mario)

Pyroshpere (Metroid)

Town and City (Animal Crossing)

Boxing Ring (Punchout)

PilotWings (Pilot Wings)

Skyloft (Zelda)

Windy Hilly (Sonic)

Garden of Hope (Pikmin)

Wii Fit Studio (Wii Fit)

Palutena’s Temple (Kid Icarus)

Halberd (Kirby)

Super Smash Bros. will be available for the Nintendo 3DS in the Summer, while the Wii-U version remains to be unseen until Winter.

If you are just as excited as we are for this game, make sure to stick around on our site for the latest information and details!

Sony Playstation 4 Increases Lead Selling 20 Million Games + 7 Million Consoles

PS4 VS XBONE SALES - VGCHARTZ - REALGAMERNEWZ

In Sony’s latest press release about the sales of the Playstation 4 and its games, they officially confirmed their console now has reached the mile of 7 million units as of April 6th, 2014, and sold over 20 million games as of April 13th, 2014!

The system its “Share” function is not sitting still either coming in with a staggering 135 million shares, which of 90 million of the sessions being done, people are viewing other broadcasters. The popular broadcast websites Twitch and UStream are playing a huge roll in this too, combining an estimated 4,9 million broadcasts all-round.

The new achievement did not go unnoticed, as stated clearly by the Sony Computer Entertainment President and Group CEO Andrew House;

“The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice.”

He continued:

“The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months.”

Already available across 72 countries and regions, it truly is remarkable how Sony continues to support the core gamer with the Playstation 4. Stock up on one yourself and become part of the family!

Nintendo Price Drops 5 Popular Nintendo 3DS Games

Mario Kart 7 3DS - RealGamerNewz - Price Drop

Great news for owners of the Nintendo 3DS / 2DS!

Nintendo announced that they will be lowering the prices of five of their games in the eShop and in retail, including three of their best selling games starting from April 22th, 2014, at a suggested  retail price of $29,99 each!

The games are as follows: Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

Donkey Kong 3D Returns 3DS - RealGamerNewz - Price Drop

These games are known for their endless entertainment with family and friends, and sold over 9 million physical and digital copies combined in the USA alone, featuring many known Nintendo figures. Nintendo games are known for their longevity, so this is a great opportunity to stock up on some good long-lasting games to play in the summer!

Super Mario 3D Land 3DS - RealGamerNewz - Price Drop

Animal Crossing 3DS - RealGamerNewz - Price Drop

Super Mario Bros 2 3DS - RealGamerNewz - Price Drop

Post-Mortem Review: Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy Review RealGamerNewz

Today we are going to talk about Super Meat Boy, an indie-game I can’t keep my hands off of! The platform game was originally released as a flash game called “meat boy” developed by Edmund McMillen and Jonathan McEntee back in 2008. It was rated high upon thousands of users on Newgrounds.com and received overall good criticism.

This is where Edmund McMillen decided to take it to the next level by introducing Super Meat Boy for the Xbox 360 in October 2010, developed by Team Meat. In the beginning there were some technical issues within the development of this game for the Xbox 360. Team Meat described it as a “mind f@#^”. A member of Team Meat, Tommy Refenes said “It’s much easier to update and everyone should just love on Steam. Like, hot nasty love all over it”.

The Windows version was released later in November 2010. Since the release of the Windows version, Team Meat decided to make extra characters and updates on the PC, and released a level editor as well. Even with the struggle of the development upon Super Meat Boy for the Xbox 360, Team Meat pulled off an amazing job with this game. From my personal experience, I can say that this is the most difficult, most frustrating but most importantly flawless and challenging game I have played in a long while. Let us start the story here.

You play as Meat Boy who must save his girlfriend, Bandage Girl, after she has been kidnapped by Dr. Fetus, clearing over 300 levels divided in several chapters and jumping your way to get your beloved girlfriend back. While doing this you can collect Bandages, and once you have enough Bandages, you unlock different characters! Some even have more hang time and others stick to every surface imaginable.

Unfortunately it is not multiplayer based for the Xbox 360, but the mechanics are smooth, the graphics are good for a platformer and it genuinely feels like an accomplishment if you clear a world. Also, you can still go for time runs and go get that A+ you know you want to get!

Review Copy Info: This game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

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