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Secret of Mana Physical Copy Now Available for Pre-Order

In the continuation of the East triumphant return to form in the game industry during an unfortunate time for Western developers…

Another one of the most acclaimed role playing games of all time, cherry picked from the 90’s Super Nintendo Golden Era, Secret of Mana has been remade in full by Square Enix. Sporting a new 3D Graphics upgrade and all of the content we know and love from the Live Action / Adventure, Co-Op Enabled JRPG masterpiece – Secret of Mana will mainly be a digital release. However, for a limited time players may be able to get their hands on a physical copy after all.

In a partnership with Square Enix, GameStop will be the only place to pre-order the physical edition of Secret of Mana for Sony PlayStation 4. The game is also available digitally for the PlayStation Vita and PC Gaming platform Steam. Release is currently on schedule for February 15, 2018.

  • 3D Graphics, Original Gameplay, Find All Secrets and Content.
  • Answer the call of the sword and learn the secrets of Mana.
  • Go inside the inner earth and gain weapons from another kind.
  • New Voice Acting Gives Life to Classic Characters.

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Mega Man 11 Announced w/ Gameplay Trailer and Release Date Target

A true Gamers’ Game, Mega Man 11 has been announced and detailed in gameplay trailer by Capcom – one of our nominee companies for ‘Biggest Comeback’ award. Some have even said this is a fans’ next best chance at something The Mighty No. 9 may not have satisfied in their itch for the blue bomber to return.

Producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and Capcom’s Mega Man team have created the game with a sense of what worked and didn’t work in Mega Man 10. Focus on classics, particularly Mega Man 2, is also at the forefront of design for this title. Dr. Wily is at it again!

  • Gears Below Health / Weapon Gauges are part of a brand-new gameplay system, yet-to-be revealed. Stay Tuned!
  • 4 Difficulty Settings for the game.
  • Right Analog Stick Weapon Wheel for fast combat decisions, or just press Left and Right shoulder buttons to switch in order.

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Destiny 2 New XP Prices Stay – December 2017 Updates Planned by Bungie in Detail

With our earlier round-up of the recent “wrap-your-head-around-it” moment at Bungie / Activision Blizzard as overloads of fan feedback flood the gates in petition of New XP Prices that were heavily handed down essentially rendering Bungie’s “make-good” behavior of admitting to, and removing, their pay-to-win xp stealing downscaler an empty gesture due to New XP Prices detailed below in Bungie’s own words from their final November statement on Destiny 2 XP for the next month.

Included in a half press release / half development blog were many good and bad signs for what’s possibly to come with Destiny 2. Bungie did mention “keeping the conversation open” and are hoping to be better about doing what fans want them to do for franchise decisions like this, but who knows if that’s something we will realistically see or not next year. We read on and can always hope.

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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.

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

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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[Toshiyuki Itahana – Final Fantasy Artist]

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!”

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.

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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

Accel World VS Sword Art Online – Launch Trailer

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“Accel World VS Sword Art Online is finally here! Jump into the deteriorated world of Alfheim Online to save your friend from the clutches of Persona Vabel! Combine the different fighting styles of over 30 fan-favorite anime characters to defeat your opponents. Plus, challenge your friends in epic multiplayer 4 vs 4 battles, or join forces in 16 player raid missions!” Out now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.