Best VR Game of the Year 2017 – The Game Awards

Capcom is just like Square Enix in that they’ve had a troubled road in recent times but have gracefully recovered and regained their triumphant spot in Survival Horror. Fans were not very pleased with Resident Evil 6, and a few other business scandals Capcom found themselves woven into. All of that seems like such a distant past though, now that Resident Evil 7 has come to the franchise rescue and Capcom has regained their financial status as well with better business decisions.

Back in April of 2016 RealGamerNewZ rumored accurately that Resident Evil 7 would be a re-imagining of the series merging new age horror gaming elements with back-to-their-roots presentation and experience.

We also predicted that the game would utilize PlayStation VR as a way of bringing across this type of vibe. Today, we are proud to congratulate Capcom on their award as Best VR Game of the Year 2017 as bestowed upon them by The Game Awards. Check out some high quality gameplay footage for the game if you haven’t seen it yet after the fold.

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Best Game Score & Music 2017 – The Game Awards

Square Enix has really come a long way in the past few years in terms of winning back fan support since the split community during FFXIII’s launch and review period, particularly in the Western regions. With a successful 15th entry into the series, a new “World of Final Fantasy” side-line franchise, and more. Work is still steady in the works for a Secret of Mana and Final Fantasy VII Remake as well.

NieR:Automata is one of the most beloved games among fans this year with The Game Awards awarding the title Best Game Score & Music 2017. This is very befitting for Square Enix as they’ve always had legendary soundtracks in their games as well as celebrated their music in orchestral concert tours around the world.

If you haven’t had time to check the game out yet, you owe it to yourself to hit that continue reading button below and view the trailer.

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Trending Gamer Award 2017: Dr. Disrespect

An award designed to highlight video game players in the community who become more than just a part of the game and also achieve industry relevance. These gamers inspire us to strive above what we think is possible in terms of quality and ethics and with esteemed colleagues such as TotalBiscuit, Greg Miller, and Boogie.

Dr. Disrespect is well known for streaming PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds which is also nominated for Game of the Year shockingly despite all of its faults and being in Steam Early Access still. Take a moment to check out this year’s Trending Gamer Award 2017 from The Game Awards and enjoy some high quality, real gamer content!

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Devil May Cry 5 to be announced during PSX 2017 (RUMOR)

Devil May Cry 5 has been heavily rumored since the release of the Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition. CAPCOM has praised it as one of their best selling titles for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Even the actors who played Dante and Nero in Devil May Cry 4 have been seen in MoCap suits a few years back. I will tag that below, and keep you informed if this happens or not. Including a link to the trailer if it’s announced at all.

**Update: after seeing the HD Collection announced for the second time. Had no idea Nintendo and Platinum was going to announce Bayonetta 3 tonight. I really think they wanted to beat Devil May Cry to the punch. They are basically saying “Your move Capcom…”

WTF Wednesdays: “NAZI is not a valid word” – ??? – Words With Friends 2

Video game companies all over the world are subject to government regulations against free speech – some for good reason, others just for an unidentified purpose. While playing the mobile title Words With Friends 2 Online the other day it was discovered that “NAZI is not a valid word” according to the title which has players putting words like “Hod” or “Hi” and “Ta” in order to stack up points with words they really didn’t even know before playing the game.

On top of the title being a simple exercise in trial and error rather than actually testing the vocabulary of its players, now real words are not valid entries simply due to their controversial role in reality.

For this week’s WTF Wednesday stop and take a look at the country you live in, and name 3 games that have censored their content. In Germany, many students are not even taught about the existence of Adolf Hitler and the NAZI era of World War 2. Some say this is to prevent a low self-esteem issue while others claim it is to prevent repeating the past. In any event, most countries will not allow the Nazi Swastika symbol to appear in their video games despite the historical accuracy demanding such.

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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Final Fantasy VII Remake’s Cloud Strife Unlocked in Mobius Final Fantasy

The hugely anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake from Square Enix has become part of the Mobius Final Fantasy game on mobile devices. From December 17th to December 25th players can take part in the Special Christmas Campaign and Region which brings FF7 Remake Cards to the table. Cloud Strife based on the FF7 Remake will also be a playable character in Mobius Final Fantasy. This also kicks off on December 2nd with the Eclipse Contact Event.

Journeying with Cloud Strife and the FFVII Remake booster pack gives players way to the Greater Summon as well. Legend jobs will be guaranteed whenever players successfully summon a job card through the Legend Job Greater Summon – which will change offering a different chance each 4 days throughout the month.

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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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DICE, EA, & Disney Legal Battle Over Star Wars Battlefront 2 Pay-to-Win Scandal

Disney was blamed by EA Games in statements made to the gaming community referring to their reasoning behind such anti-consumer practices. CFO of EA Blake Jorgensen stated that “-you wouldn’t want a pink Darth Vader-“ as an example of how DICE allegedly wasn’t allowed to do things that alter the canon of Star Wars. This of course, is extremely untrue being that the entire modern Battlefront series has been off-canon blessed by Disney, the owners of the Star Wars universe.

EA Games has lost $3.1 Billion in Stock Value (8.5% Down from Normal) /* Update: EA Games stock value continued to drop a total of $6 Billion lower, signaling that the issue has still not died down at the time of this post*/ recently since the Star Wars Battlefront 2 scandal that rocked the industry regarding Star Cards being the only way for players to progress in the game. These Star Cards are a virtual currency tied up with tokens allowing the game’s entire content to be locked behind a Lootbox system which would cost players $1,200+ on top of the game’s initial $60 price tag or some insane amount of hours that slowed the pace to such a halt.

Government officials have now began to crack down on the game industry as it is likely scrambling behind the scenes to fix the issue before more laws and regulations are passed. In many other countries, the government  already regulates gaming. Overall, the Electronic Software Association regulates gaming itself in the United States – which is owned by game companies (an obvious conflict of interest).

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Exposed: Activision Blizzard Caught Stealing XP from Players in Destiny 2… AGAIN!

In the past few weeks leading up to the Christmas shopping season, large gaming companies continue to experience expensive scandals and bad PR. Activision Blizzard has in the recent past been revealed to have had a patent for manipulating matchmaking services in order to produce a false illusion of in-game purchases making the player win more often. In reality, players are just matched up against someone who will beat them – unless they pay to win.

[Activision Patent Matchmaking Pay To Win – Presumably for Call of Duty 2018] :Alt Source:

Fast forward to this month, the patent may have further reaching consequences than originally thought. Destiny 2, released in early September of this year, has reportedly (update: admitted by Bungie) created a video game experience that hides an XP downscale the longer a person plays. In the complete opposite tradition of RPG elements like experience actually go down over time instead of up.

If a player kept playing the same missions repeatedly – they would be earning less per mission as Destiny 2 progresses on. This is especially illogical since later missions will require more leveled up characters, and is essentially just an attempt to force players to play every day for a new set of mundane tasks handed down rather than play their own way. Not to mention the issue of loot-boxes, which we will discuss soon.

It took nearly 10 weeks for this to be discovered by gamers. What other franchises are effected by this greed-driven logic? Which beloved game franchise will be tarnished next?

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Mega Ran Extra Credit Tour Hits Down South Winter 2017

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11/24 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
11/25 Jackson, MS @ Offbeat
11/26 New Orleans, LA @ HiHo Lounge
11/27 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
11/28 Savannah GA @ Jinx11/28 Savannah, GA @ Jinx
11/30 Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks
12/1 Tampa, FL @ Lowry Parcade
12/2 Orlando, FL @ The Geek Easy

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